Dos and don’ts when it comes to bins
Council chiefs are reminding the public about the dos and don’ts when it comes to rubbish collection.
The wheeled bin refuse collection service South Lanarkshire Council provide ensures that waste is secured in a closed container.
Advice for the public is to: ensure your bin is presented at the collection point before 7am on the uplift day; ensure the lid is closed and the handles are facing the road; place your bin next to your neighbours, where possible; and ensure that all refuse is contained within the bin.
And residents are also being asked to: not position your bin so as to cause an obstruction to pedestrians or road users; not put hot ashes, paint or rubble in your bin; not to leave additional refuse beside your bin as it will not be uplifted.
Only one bin per household will be emptied, so please do not present more than one bin, as it will not be emptied.
A council spokesperson said: “By following these simple recommendations, you will assist us in providing a timely and efficient service.”
For assistance with the disposal of medical waste please contact the customer services centre on 0303 123 1020. If all members of your household are medically unfit and require help presenting your bin, you can complete a wheeled bin assistance form.
To do that, and to also arrange a special bulk or garden waste uplift, go online to southlanarkshire.gov.uk and go to the ‘bins and recycling’ section.
Follow the rules