Fes­tive bin times and re­cy­cling ser­vices

Coun­cil an­nounces ar­range­ment changes

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - NEWS - Clare Damodaran

Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil is re­mind­ing house­hold­ers and busi­nesses that there will be changes to ser­vices over the fes­tive pe­riod.

There will be no waste kerb­side col­lec­tions on Christ­mas Day, Box­ing Day, New Year’s Day or Jan­uary 2.

Green or blue lid­ded bins due to be up­lifted on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 25 will now be emp­tied on Satur­day De­cem­ber 23.

Those due out on Box­ing Day will now be up­lifted on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 27.

Bins due to be col­lected on New Year’s Day will now be picked up on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 27, and those ex­pected to be picked up on Tues­day, Jan­uary 2 will be taken away on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 3.

There will also be no brown-lid­ded bin col­lec­tions be­tween Satur­day, De­cem­ber 23 and Fri­day, Jan­uary 5.

Busi­nesses who are due to have their waste col­lec­tions on any of these four days will be writ­ten to with a new col­lec­tion date.

And all nine re­cy­cling cen­tres across Perth and Kin­ross will be shut over the fes­tive pe­riod.

Coun­cil­lor Colin Ste­wart, con­vener of the en­vi­ron­ment, en­ter­prise and in­fra­struc­ture com­mit­tee at Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil, said res­i­dents may also not have their bins col­lected if the weather is par­tic­u­larly bad.

He said: “If there is snow or ice this win­ter, our waste ser­vices crews will do their best to reach your home to empty your bins, but if there are ex­treme weather con­di­tions, it may not be safe for the lorry to ac­cess all parts of Perth and Kin­ross.

“The coun­cil will post any updates on their web­site, Face­book and Twit­ter, and we would also en­cour­age you to sign up to the email alerts via www. pkc.gov.uk/emailalerts.

“Reg­u­lar col­lec­tions will then re­sume within five work­ing days of the re­turn of less haz­ardous weather con­di­tions.”

In ad­di­tion, the coun­cil’s waste team has re­minded res­i­dents that real Christ­mas trees can be chopped up into small bits and put into the brown­lid­ded bins for a kerb­side col­lec­tions once the fes­tive sea­son is over.

How­ever, no real or ar­ti­fi­cial trees will be col­lected if they are left on the kerb and not in a ful­ly­closed bin.

Pub­lic toilets will also be closed on Christ­mas Day, Box­ing Day, New Year’s Day and Jan­uary 2.

For more in­for­ma­tion about how to re­duce, re­use and re­cy­cle more, or to find your near­est re­cy­cling point or re­cy­cling cen­tre, see www.pkc.gov.uk/ re­cy­cle, email re­cy­cle@ pkc.gov.uk or phone 01738 476476.

Guest ap­pear­ance Santa will be vis­it­ing Dar­roch Gate on Coupar An­gus Road this week­end

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