STIRLING Council’s temporary changes to its household waste and recycling arrangements will continue for a further three weeks.

The measures have been in place since March 30, in accordance with government restrictions and resource challenges within the local authority’s Waste Service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With continued pressure on staffing levels, the council will maintain its focus on priority collections.

The situation will be kept under review, with the aim of returning to a full service as soon as possible.

An update will be provided to the public during the week commencing May 11.

Convener of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson said: “Firstly, I would like to thank residents across Stirling for their patience in adjusting to the alternative arrangements, and the tremendous support they have shown for our staff which has helped keep their spirits high during these difficult times.

“With the extension of government restrictions and our resource challenges, we will have to maintain the current measures for a little longer but we are hopeful we will soon be able to resume more of our services.

“We will continually monitor the situation over the coming weeks and once we are in position to provide an update, we will share it with the public at the earliest opportunity.”

A summary of the arrangements over the next three weeks can be viewed below.

Household Waste Collection Services:

  • Grey Bins will continue to be collected as normal every two weeks on your scheduled collection day
  • Green Bins will continue to be collected as normal every four weeks on your scheduled collection day
  • Blue Bins (plastics & cans) will continue to be collected once every four weeks (not included in the next three-week cycle)
  • City centre residents who use purple sacks should continue to present on their normal collection day. Recycle points in the city centre are also being serviced as normal
  • Glass Box collections remain suspended. We continue to ask people to retain their glass at home for future recycling or, where this is not possible, to place it within your grey bin
  • Brown Bin (food and garden) collections remain suspended. Food and garden waste can be placed in your grey bin

Summary of forthcoming collection weeks:

  • W/C 27 April – GREY Bins only
  • W/C 4 May – GREEN Bins only
  • W/C 11 May – GREY Bins only

For the time being, Stirling residents have been asked to disregard the waste and recycling collection calendars that were recently posted to their homes.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres:

Following the restrictions announced by the UK and Scottish Governments on March 23, all Stirling Council Household Waste and Recycling Centres (tips) remain closed until further notice.

Polmaise Depot Weighbridge Service:

The weighbridge at Polmaise Depot Waste Transfer Station remains closed to commercial customers until further notice.

Commercial customers involved in critical supply chain delivery (as outlined by government announcements) requiring disposal services during this period, should contact the council’s Customer Service Centre on 01786 404040.

Special Uplift Service:

The Special Uplift service remains unavailable until further notice.

COVID-19 – Safe Waste Presentation Procedures:

Any individuals asked to self-isolate, either as a precaution or because they are confirmed to have Coronavirus (Covid-19), should follow this advice to dispose of their household waste to ensure the virus is not spread via personal waste:

  • Individuals should place all personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths, securely in a plastic bag or bin liner
  • This plastic bag should then be placed in another plastic bag and securely tied
  • These bags must be stored separately to other waste for at least 72 hours before being placed in your grey bin