We are trialling a new approach to the collection of household waste from tenement flats that will involve placing new, purpose-built bin-hubs at the front of properties.
Parts of Pollokshields, Haghill and Anderston have been selected for inclusion in the pilot programme, which is due to start in Pollokshields this summer and is expected to last for a year.
These areas have been included in the programme due to safety issues faced by our staff when collecting bins from back courts or back lanes. Moving bins to the street will deal with the safety issue but it also give us a chance to expand the range of recycling options available to residents in tenements and flats.
The new approach will see bins emptied more frequently and we believe it will reduce missed bin collections while also helping residents to keep their back courts in better condition.
We hope these frequently asked questions assist with any questions you may have. Householders in the areas for the pilot programme will be contacted directly in due course with further information on how the new approach will be rolled out. We will also be looking for feedback on the pilot programme from residents.
Following the successful installation of on-street bin hubs in Pollokshields in summer 2023, work to introduce similar hubs in Haghill began on October 23, 2023.
Residents in the Haghill pilot area are able to dispose of their waste and recycling in the new on-street bins as soon as they are installed and it is expected all bin hubs will be ready for use by end of October.
We have written to all residents in the pilot area with information on the project, which includes a detailed leaflet on how to use the new bins properly.
The new hubs include bins for general waste, a bin for paper and cardboard, a bin for a wide range of plastic and metal containers and a bin for food waste.
For resident's safety and convenience, bins are accessed from the pavement with waste and recycling disposed of through the flaps on the pavement-facing side of the bins. Following feedback from the Pollokshields phase of the pilot, Haghill residents do not require a key to open any of flaps on the bins.
To make sure as much material can go on to be reprocessed as possible, it is crucial that the different types of waste and recycling are placed in the correct bins
Residents are urged to follow the instructions on how to recycle properly that can be found in the detailed leaflet sent in the post, or further information on recycling can be found in the video below.