Coun­cil dumps now tak­ing bulky goods like fur­ni­ture

East Kilbride News - - DEAR GREEN PLACES -

AN­DREA LAMBROU

Bulky waste will be ac­cepted at South La­nark­shire’s six house­hold waste re­cy­cling cen­tres from Wed­nes­day, July 1.

Lo­cal res­i­dents will be able to dis­pose of soft fur­nish­ing waste, mat­tresses and car­pet and un­der­lay.

In ad­di­tion to the new ma­te­ri­als, or­di­nary wood and lam­i­nate will still be ac­cepted in ad­di­tion to black bag waste, com­postable gar­den waste and elec­tri­cal items.

Card­board will also still be ac­cepted, but must be flat­tened – no boxes can be dumped oth­er­wise, in case they con­tain con­tam­i­nants. Poly­styrene and poly­thene pack­ag­ing should also be re­moved be­fore dis­pos­ing of card­board.

Home im­prove­ment build­ing waste, such as brick, rub­ble, plas­ter board, ce­ramic tiles and san­i­tary ware are still not per­mit­ted at the cen­tres.

The fur­ther ex­ten­sion of the ser­vice fol­lows the re-open­ing of the six cen­tres on June 1 af­ter ar­range­ments were put in place to pro­tect the health of res­i­dents us­ing the fa­cil­i­ties and staff dur­ing the COVID-19 pan­demic.

Michael McG­lynn, ex­ec­u­tive drec­tor of Com­mu­nity and En­ter­prise Re­sources, said:“The phased re-open­ing is work­ing well, with man­age­able lev­els of de­mand and of queues in the ac­cess roads. Once again I want to thank ev­ery­one for their pa­tience as we have rein­tro­duced th­ese fa­cil­i­ties.

“Work­ing with Viri­dor, who run five of our six cen­tres, we have been mon­i­tor­ing de­mand and we are now able to take th­ese ad­di­tional items which I am sure will be wel­comed by the ma­jor­ity of our res­i­dents.”

Vans are now al­lowed at the sites on Tues­days and Thurs­days, but not trail­ers and no trade waste is ac­cepted. The sites are for do­mes­tic waste from South La­nark­shire res­i­dents only, so ID show­ing ad­dress should be avail­able for inspection on en­try to sites.

Sites still may be busy at times, so res­i­dents should con­sider if they re­ally need to visit, and they should only do so if they have no COVID-19 symp­toms.

The coun­cil will con­tinue to re­view ar­range­ments in con­sul­ta­tion with users, staff and Viri­dor and any changes and rel­e­vant dates will be pub­li­cised in ad­vance.

Please note that any ver­bal abuse of staff by mem­bers of the pub­lic is not ac­cept­able and will not be tol­er­ated.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic can­not ac­cess any of the sites on foot – it must be by car or van on the days stated above.

East Kil­bride Re­cy­cling Cen­tre is based at 15 Peel Park Place, East Kil­bride, G74 5LW.

Open­ing hours are Mon­day to Sun­day 9am-5pm.

Tak­ing more Re­cy­cling cen­tres are al­low­ing res­i­dents to bring big­ger pieces of waste to dis­pose of

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