The Bin Replacement Programme is investing in improving local neighbourhoods by removing small metal dustbins within the backcourts/common bin areas of flats and tenements and replacing them with larger wheeled bins free of charge.
The larger wheeled bins which will be provided will be of various sizes, the size of which will be determined by available space and access and egress to the bin storage area in the backcourt/common bin area.
Additional blue wheeled bins, for the collection of paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and empty cans, will also be provided where required.
Glasgow has around 48,000 small metal dustbins in backcourts or common bin areas of flatted properties. These bins are no longer fit for purpose and are often in poor condition, which can lead to the spread of litter in backcourts, encouraging vermin and creating health and safety issues for both residents and Cleansing operatives.
The Bin Replacement Programme seeks to addresses these issues and will remove small dustbins from 145,000 tenements/flatted properties in the city and replace them with modern general waste and recycling wheeled bins.
The Bin Replacement Programme will be delivered in 3 phases, over three years, in the following areas -
Each resident will be sent a letter prior to the replacement wheeled bins being provided, which will confirm the programmed date.
Consideration may be given to providing the new replacement wheeled bins earlier than scheduled in the programme, if the Bin Replacement Programme early adopter criteria is met. If the resident, Housing Association or factor is considering backcourt/bin store building works or presentation of bins to the kerbside, they should contact the BRP team via the following email address - LandServices.Mailroom@glasgow.gov.uk - so that consideration can be given to the provision of the wheeled bins earlier than programmed above. In the absence of meeting this criteria, replacement bins would have to be purchased in the meantime and this can be arranged via the following contact number: 0141 287 9700.
The replacement bins will bring significant benefits to residents in flats through reducing vermin infestation and over-flowing bins, and increasing recycling opportunities.