Bin collection changes bring roadshow to Carrick

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The talk of Carrick towns will be a load of rubbish when council staff visit Girvan and Maybole to explain new bin collections.

The stops will form part of a touring roadshow with five scheduled ports of call over the week from Monday August 20 to Friday 24 - taking in Troon, Ayr and Prestwick as well as Carrick’s two community hubs.

The initiative is designed to give residents the chance to drop-in and find out more or ask any questions about the changes, which will be introduced from the following week, beginning Monday August 27.

The changes – introduced in an effort to further improve recycling rates and help the council deliver a more productive and efficient waste management service – will see a slight increase in the operating hours for bin collections and a reduction in the number of vehicles and routes required.

It means some households may be affected by changes to the days and times of their bin collections, with the majority of changes to the brown compost bins which may be collected on a different day from the blue and green bins.

South Ayrshire Council will also be distributing individual recycling calendars deatailing bespokse collection details for each of the nearly 60,000 homes in South Ayrshire over the next two weeks.

Councillor John McDowall, South Ayrshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and the Environment, said: “We’re all used to putting our bins out on a set day so we’re doing everything we can to make sure people know changes are coming and know how to find out what this means for them.

“As well as the personal bespoke calendars, which will be delivered to every household by 23 August, the roadshows give you the chance to have a face to face discussion with staff about the changes to our bin collections, why they’re needed, and how you will be affected.

“We’re running them throughout the afternoon into the early evening, so hopefully as many people as possible will get the chance to come along and find out all they need to know.”

The roadshow will visit Maybole Town Hall on the town’s High Street on Tuesday August 21, and Girvan’s Carrick Buildings on Henrietta Street on Wednesday August 22. Each session will be held from 2pm until 7pm.

For further information, visit www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/bincollections