Council provides free skips across area during summer rubbish amnesty

Date: 

Thursday, 27 June, 2019

flytipping
Over the summer, the people of East Dunbartonshire will be able to dump their rubbish, free of charge, in skips being provided at key locations across the area.

During the 'rubbish amnesty' in July and August, Community Safety Officers will highlight the threats that fly-tipping can cause to people and wildlife, and the negative effects it can have on our environment. They will also be encouraging residents to report incidences of fly-tipping to help them pursue enforcement activity, including prosecutions.

It is hoped that local people will take advantage of the free skips and use them to deposit any excess household and garden waste.

Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, “This initiative provides an opportunity to have that clear out and dispose of items properly at a convenient location, near you, over a weekend. When we did this last year, the response was fantastic so I hope we can replicate that this time around."

Fly-tipping continues to be a problem in East Dunbartonshire but people are being penalised. Councillor Hendry continued, "With the support of the local community, so far this year the Council has issued seven fixed penalty notices to fly-tippers who were caught in the act and they have been fined the £200 fixed penalty notice.

"Despite this, there are still those who blatantly and continuously dump rubbish on our streets and in our green spaces. If you see fly-tipping you can report it online using the ‘Report It’ facility on the website homepage* or by calling 0300 123 4510 in confidence."

Details about the locations of free skips are as follows:

Skip Location

Dates (10am to 4pm in all locations)

Milngavie Community Centre

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July

Allander Sports Centre, Bearsden

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July

Auchinairn Early Years & Community Centre, Beech Road

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July

Kirkintilloch Sports Centre

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

St. Machan's Church Car Park, Lennoxtown

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August

Residents should note that items such as asbestos, hazardous waste, oil and tyres cannot be put in these skips.

Further special uplifts can be booked online* or by calling the Council on 0300 123 4510 and most household waste can be disposed of free of charge at Mavis Valley Recycling Centre in Bishopbriggs.

*   The Council website at https://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/residents/environmental-health-residents/special-uplift

 

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