But Labour call it a non-story
Cutting glass waste collections from fortnightly to every four weeks continues to outrage residents across the Stirling area.
But one councillor described it as a “non-story”.
Angry locals took to social media and contacted the Observer by phone and email after discovering the change posted on Stirling Council’s website, many of them by chance after checking why their boxes had not been emptied.
Heavy and overflowing boxes and the ability of people to carry full containers were among issues raised.
Lack of consultation or information was another of the main bugbears.
However, the Labour group’s environment spokesperson Danny Gibson accused the Observer of “generating headlines” on the issue.
The council said this week the change would make the system more efficient and environmentally friendly and help address complaints over cluttered streets.
It said the change had been gauged through comments and enquiries as well as community council meetings.
Local residents who have been complaining to their councillors and contacting the Observer beg to differ.
Derek McMillan from Lochearnhead said he only discovered the glass collection timetable had changed when his box was not emptied on Saturday.
He contacted the council and was told it was not due to be collected until the end of the month.
“Stirling Council obviously expect us to spend all day looking through every part of their website just in case something happens,” he said.
“It is ridiculous. The communication is shocking. We are paying one of the highest rates
Fiasco Overflowing blue boxes were left in the street