Falkirk Council blue and burgundy bin uplifts could be back on

The ongoing and ever changing bin uplift saga seems to have taken another twist as Falkirk Council blue and burgundy bin uplifts appear to have been reinstated.

By James Trimble
Thursday, 26th March 2020, 7:45 pm
Updated Friday, 27th March 2020, 10:12 am

The local authority website’s household waste and recycling section, which was updated this evening, states the blue and burgundy bin uplifts are no longer suspended, but may be disrupted.

If residents look at their online bin collection calendars they will see uplift dates have been added for both bins.

This week the council decided to close its Roughmute and Kinneil recycling centres after too many people ignored advice to go there only if the journey was absolutely necessary.

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Falkirk Council appears to have reinstated its blue bin uplifts

At the time the council stated: “Our recycling centres have been open for essential trips. It has become clear these centres are not being used on that basis and, accordingly, a decision has been made to cease provision of this service.”

The centres closed last night and will remain shut for the time being.

The council had previously announced on Tuesday that blue bin and burgundy bin collections were suspended so it could prioritise uplift of food waste and general waste.

This evening, according to the Falkirk Council website, green bin collections and food bin collections are operating as normal, while blue bin and burgundy bin collections are disrupted, but apparently still being uplifted.