Ross Thom­son

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Wishaw res­i­dents fear rub­bish will be over­flow­ing as a re­sult of the coun­cil’s changes to bin col­lec­tions.

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.

We took to the streets of Wishaw to get the public’s thoughts on the changes which are due to come into force in Septem­ber.

Shotts cou­ple Wil­liam and Char­lene Friar are wor­ried they will even have to make even more trips to their lo­cal recycling cen­tre than they do now.

Wil­liam said:“This will af­fect us in a big way. We strug­gle just now with it be­ing ev­ery fort­night.

“I find my­self go­ing to the tip in Shotts reg­u­larly at the mo­ment.

“It’s not so bad for us be­cause we live nearby and can nip down to it but it’s go­ing to be dif­fi­cult for young fam­i­lies who live quite far away and

Bins over­flow­ing Pa­tri­cia Kane

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