Residents still refuse to use bin system

Residents are resorting to dumping bags of rubbish in Hallglen
Residents are resorting to dumping bags of rubbish in Hallglen

Some residents in the Falkirk area are still not complying with the local authority’s recycling regime and instead resorting to dumping rubbish.

Reports of household waste and food scraps being strewn all over Beauly Court in Hallglen led Falkirk Council environmental officers to investigate the matter.

People initially believed the build up of rubbish was caused by the switch to the new three-week green bin collection scheme which has been rolled out across the area.

There have been some problems reported regarding the system in some areas, with some residents struggling to cope with the change, but that is not the case in Beauly Court.

A Falkirk Council spokesperson said: “This property is not on the three weekly residual collection. Council officers have visited these properties and found the existing recycling collections are not being fully utilised.

“Officers discussed the wide ranging recycling services offered and highlighted that if all bins are used properly, including the weekly food collection there would be no excess or additional waste.”

Earlier this year Falkirk Council revealed plans to take the strain off their green bins when it awarded FCC Environment Services a seven-year, £6 million contract to collect the contents of residents’ black kerbside boxes, textile sacks and food waste containers.

Responding to concerns over capacity following the switch to three-week green bin collections, the council included provision in the contract, which went live on May 2, for a separate uplift for nappies.

A council spokesperson said: “A separate collection for nappies is in the pipeline and will be available within the next year to support further changes to waste provision.”