Feb 24 2012 by Stuart Wilson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
A NEW way of binning your rubbish is set to be launched from next week.
South Ayrshire is among the first regions in Scotland to allow its residents to place waste glass into blue bins.
The service is also being expanded to allow for a wider range of waste disposal with everything from books to shoes.
The changes mean residents will use one blue bin for recycling, collected every two weeks.
Monthly brown bin collections will start again as normal on Thursday, March 1, following the reduced winter service.
Councillor Peter Convery, spokesman for the environment, said: “We’re proud to be one of Scotland’s leading local authorities for recycling and we know recycling makes a difference to our residents, who are keen to do their bit.
“For recycling to be successful, it has to be simple, convenient and achievable and that’s what’s so great about the changes to our scheme – you no longer have to think about which bin or box your recyclates go into – they simply go into the blue bin from February 27. It couldn’t be easier.”
A guide to what can be placed in blue bins, along with glass, will be delivered to homes.
Ayr resident, Dionne Richmond, is backing the new way of doing things.
She said: “It’s amazing to think your favourite novel, that old phone, a much loved dress or even that special bottle of wine you shared with family and friends can come back to life in some new form.
“My sons Tyler and Logan were amazed to learn that recycled yellow pages can come back as egg boxes and loft insulation; old trainers can be recycled into new running tracks; steel cans are recycled into cars, bikes, even bridges; and 25 recycled drinks bottles can become a fleece jacket.
“If we all do our bit, we can help put rubbish in its place.”