Local residents are being reminded that bin collections in Renfrewshire will change over the festive period with no collections taking place on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

New collection calendars have been sent to every home in Renfrewshire advising of the change to the normal schedule, so all residents with a Friday collection should be aware of their adjusted date.

Collections due on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day will take place one day later for grey, brown and food bins, and two days later for blue and green recycling bins.

Scheduled collections for properties with shared bins will take place one day earlier from Monday 21 December and will return to normal from Monday 4 January. Collection of food waste at these properties will remain unchanged, except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day when they will be collected one day later.

Some rural properties have their bins collected one day behind schedule between 26 December and 5 January, but this will be outlined in the resident’s collections calendar if they are affected.

Collections due on any other day over the festive period will take place as normal.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “Firstly, I would like to take this chance to thank all our collection teams for their work over the festive period as it really is appreciated by everyone in Renfrewshire.

“We know how important collections are at this time of year and our teams will be working extremely hard to ensure that all bins are uplifted, so if you’re due a collection on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, then please make sure you know when to put it out instead.

“If you have any questions or are unsure about your festive collections, please get in touch with the team via ei@renfrewshire.gov.uk or 0300 300 0380 so we can ensure you present your bin on the correct day.”

For more information on bin collections, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/mybins</a