STIRLING Council will resume its full household waste and recycling collection service on Monday, June 1.

From that date, residents should refer to their waste collection calendar which was posted to homes earlier this year - and can also download the calendar on the Stirling Council website.

There will be a grey bin collection next week (May 25-31) on normal collection days, before full household waste and recycling collections recommence the following week.

In the first week of normal collections, brown bins and green bins will be collected.

Priority-based collection arrangements have been in operation since March 30, due to government Covid-19 restrictions and staffing pressures within the local authority’s Waste Service.

However, the council is now in a position to reinstate a full service after training staff from other services to support existing waste crews.

Stirling Council would like to thank residents again for their support and commended the commitment and hard work of its waste teams for maintaining a kerbside collection service in extremely challenging circumstances.

Convener of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson, said: “Faced with the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, we had to make necessary changes to maintain a priority household collection service.

“We recognise this caused an inconvenience for our residents and I would like to thank them for their patience, resilience and understanding during this time.

“We kept the public updated at regular intervals and assured them that we would reintroduce a full collection service, including brown bin and glass box collections, as soon as possible.

“I am delighted we are now in this position to make this announcement, which has only been possible due to a huge effort from our waste teams and the support of other services.”

Given the suspension of brown bin collections, it is understood that residents may have large volumes of excess food and garden waste.

For the first round of brown bin collections (W/C June 1), the council asks that residents make every attempt not to overload their bins as this will prevent them being lifted.

Soil or rubble should not be put in brown bins.

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