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