It has been announced that from February 2018 homes in the southern part of East Ayrshire, will be the first across Scotland to try out the new convenient, easy to use and easy to store trolley bins with the northern parts to follow in April.
It’s planed that the trolley will replace the typical household blue bin, and instead allow residents to compartmentalise waste into paper, card, glass, cans and household plastics, which are all stacked in black boxes and simply wheeled to the pavement together.
Council leader Douglas Reid said:
“Ayrshire will be the first authority in Scotland to introduce an innovative recycling trolley which will allow a waste management service to roll out a new weekly recycling collection service. I am confident our residents will benefit from the new weekly recycling collection service and that the new system will stop waste being sent to landfill”
“We have seen a huge change in public attitudes, with our residents really getting behind the recycling service. The demand for recycling from home has increased significantly and with this in mind we are going to be making further improvements in the coming months”
In a report published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) last week, It showed that East Ayrshire is well above the national average for waste recycling with a impressive 53.3% of household waste being recycled. This compares to the national average of 45.2% of waste being recycled.
For more information on the changes to household waste management, call 01563 554 033
or email waste@.