The kerbside collection of blue boxes which contain glass, textiles and small electricals will end on 26 July, with additional bottle banks provided at convenient locations across Clackmannanshire to deposit glass.
Residents that currently receive an Assisted Collection will continue to have their blue box collected but now on a 4 weekly basis (once per month). This is In line with a decision taken at the Place Committee and approved by Council, and they will be contacted directly by the Council about this.
The collection of the blue box is not a statutory service that the Council has to provide, and the decision to change the service was taken as part of the Council Budget to protect essential services and improve financial sustainability.
Flyers informing residents about the changes will be placed in blue boxes out for collection over the coming weeks. Information on the changes, including the location of the bottle banks are on the Council website, or residents can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01259 450000.
Cllr Craig Holden, Spokesperson for Environment & Housing said: “Change is always difficult to adjust to, but in our planning we have listened to concerns and ensured that those who receive an Assisted Collection will continue to have a blue box collection. There are changes to waste collections taking place all over Scotland, and a number of other councils have either withdrawn this service or have never collected these items. We have provided additional bottle banks for our communities to ensure that they can continue to recycle glass. We are focussing our resources on our statutory collections to ensure that we can continue to work with residents to recycle as much household waste as possible.”