Tories de­fend de­ci­sion

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Con­ser­va­tive group leader Meghan Gal­lacher in­sists the de­ci­sion to move to a three­weekly cy­cle for bin col­lec­tion was a log­i­cal one.

Coun­cil­lor Gal­lacher and her two Tory col­leagues on the pol­icy and re­sources com­mit­tee, Bob Burgess and Sandy Wat­son, voted along with Labour to change bin col­lec­tions across North La­nark­shire.

The Mother­well West coun­cil­lor said: “We had taken a good look at it and we felt it was some­thing we should adopt.

“The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s Zero Waste plan has to be im­ple­mented and we felt it was the right thing to do.

“There is a lot of pres­sure be­ing put on to meet th­ese tar­gets and we have to take a log­i­cal ap­proach to that.

“We have to find in­no­va­tive ways of recycling.

“It doesn’t look good on paper but when you look at it log­i­cally it will make us more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.”

The new scheme will see a re­duc­tion in the num­ber of bins col­lected and a change in what goes in bins.

Food and gar­den waste would be col­lected in a sin­gle bin, col­lected fort­nightly, with other bins for paper and card, glass, metal and plas­tic and resid­ual waste be­ing col­lected ev­ery three weeks.

Meghan Gal­lacher “It doesn’t look good on paper but when you look at it log­i­cally it will make us more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.”

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