We are trialling a new approach to the collection of household waste from tenement flats that will involve placing new, purpose-built bin-hubs at the front of properties.
Parts of Pollokshields, Haghill and Anderston have been selected for inclusion in the pilot programme, which is due to start in Pollokshields this summer and is expected to last for a year.
These areas have been included in the programme due to safety issues faced by our staff when collecting bins from back courts or back lanes. Moving bins to the street will deal with the safety issue but it also give us a chance to expand the range of recycling options available to residents in tenements and flats.
The new approach will see bins emptied more frequently and we believe it will reduce missed bin collections while also helping residents to keep their back courts in better condition.
We hope these frequently asked questions assist with any questions you may have. Householders in the areas for the pilot programme will be contacted directly in due course with further information on how the new approach will be rolled out. We will also be looking for feedback on the pilot programme from residents.
Installation of the on-street bin hubs being to be trialled in Pollokshields will begin the week commencing Monday, June 12, 2023.
The work to install the hubs will be undertaken in seven phases and so you may not see a hub on your street right away. We will write to you in advance of hubs being installed close to your address. The letter you receive will include the key you need to open the general waste bins in your hub.
Traffic regulation orders have been approved that allow us to situate the bin hubs on the road next to the kerb. The areas where the hubs are to be installed will be marked by traffic cones and signage will also be displayed. Please do not park your car in these highlighted areas. Cars parked in spaces designated for bin hubs will be moved to other available spaces in the local community.