RUB­BISH ROW

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A res­i­dent in a Cam­bus­lang street was left stunned when she was told to store rub­bish in her home be­cause a new re­cy­cling bin hadn’t been de­liv­ered.

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil started rolling out their new re­cy­cling ser­vice in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang last month.

House­holds have been is­sued with a grey bin for glass, cans and plas­tics, as well as a new food cad­die for the kitchen.

But the res­i­dent, who does not wish to be iden­ti­fied, says her street, Salvia Street, had been missed out when sur­round­ing streets re­ceived theirs.

She con­tacted the coun­cil on May 24 to see what the hold up was, but re­ceived no re­sponse.

Bin men put stick­ers on her blue bin say­ing it was for pa­per/card­board only, and on the red bin, say­ing that was to be used for com­postable waste only, leav­ing her with­out a bin for glass and plas­tics.

She con­tacted the au­thor­ity again, and was told: “ei­ther store your re­cy­cling waste in a bag un­til the bin is de­liv­ered or use your gen­eral waste bin.”

Speak­ing on Mon­day, the res­i­dent said: “I have had bother with the bins since I moved here at least three times. At one point they didn’t col­lect my glass bin and at one point I never had a blue bin.

“Other peo­ple in the street might be in this sit­u­a­tion. They’ve still not given me any de­cent in­di­ca­tion as to when we’ll ac­tu­ally get the new bin.

“I’ve a big bag of plas­tic sit­ting in the house”

The res­i­dent in­sisted they were keen to do her bit to re­cy­cle.

She said: “I was ac­tu­ally re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting the new bin. It’s a great sys­tem they are in­tro­duc­ing. I just wish I could do it.”

Pure rub­bish Res­i­dents in Salvia Street didn’t get their new bins de­liv­ered un­til this week

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