Renfrewshire Council is giving residents extra help to get them through the transition to the new bin-collection routes being introduced this week.
The new routes are being implemented across the area as of Monday 2 July as part of the council’s move to a seven-day waste-collection service
All residents were recently sent a calendar through the post showing their new bin-collection day, as this will have changed for some households.
As a result of the changes to the schedule, the council has had to organise one-week-only double collections for a small minority of addresses.
This means some residents will see both their grey bins and their blue recycling bins collected this week, on the same day. Any excess waste left out during the transition period will also be uplifted.
The one-off extra collections only apply to certain areas, in parts of Foxbar, Glenburn and Johnstone. The council has issued an information leaflet to all affected households to explain the situation.
Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan said: “The council’s aim is to provide the best possible services and facilities for the people of the area.
“Clearly, we were keen to ensure residents did not experience difficulties during the transition period.
“That is why these extra collections have been organised, as they will help minimise any disruption caused by the transition to the new collection routes.
“The changes to the waste collection service are part of a major service change which has been months in the planning, and has already involved a substantial effort to keep residents informed, including a series of roadshows around the area. We are doing everything possible to help people through these changes.”
Any residents requiring more information about waste-collection changes can call the Greener Renfrewshire helpline on 0141 842 4448.