I chatted with the guy emptying our bins this morning (doing it all by himself!), and he said the Council and unions are in discussions about the bin lorries not going down the back lanes from the end of September!!! He had no idea what arrangements would be put in place instead. Has anyone else heard anything like this? Has the Society got a contact in the Council to check this out? 😩
Society Update 21 Sep 2021
We made some enquiries. The following statement has been received from the City Council.
“We are currently reviewing all collection routes across the city, particular attention will be given to properties where the bins are presented to lanes.
This is to assess the bin presentation areas to confirm they are safe for our refuse vehicles and staff. Where issues are identified, control measures will be put in place to reduce the risks.
These measures could be advising residents to present their bins to the end of the lane or at the front of the property.
As yet there has been no decision made however once recommendations have been made, we will consider the alternatives and engage with elected members and residents affected before any changes are implemented.”
The Strathbungo Society has asked what assessments have been made of the hazards that this will produce, particularly in the Squares, with their narrow width and parking hazards, or how the measures will affect elderly or disabled residents. We await a council response.
It is also worth noting this issue has been raised by the council several times over the last 20 years, but nothing has yet come of it.