August start for recycling

The household recycling scheme which was due to begin in the Wigtownshire area April will now kick-off next month.

From the first week of August, a letter is due to be sent out to all Wigtownshire residents outlining service and delivery dates for the new ‘caddies’.

This letter will explain that during the week of Monday 18 August to Friday 22 August, the first caddies - for food collection - will be delivered to households along with a food waste information leaflet.

FromMonday 25 August, the new weekly food waste collections will begin. 
Wheelie bin (or council refuse sack) collections will continue to be collected weekly.

Following that, from Monday 1 September to Friday 12 September, dry recycling containers will be delivered. This will include an information leaflet and 
collection calendar. Collections of these caddies will be every fortnight and wheelie bin collections will then move to being collected every two weeks, but food waste caddies will continue to be emptied weekly.

A council document outlining the regime to community councillors this week said: “In summary, the full collection regime commences on Monday 15 September 2014 for householders in the Wigtown operational area.

“From 15 September householders should present their wheeled bin (or council refuse sacks), food caddy and recycling containers on the days specified for each container as shown on their collection calendar.

“Details of collection days for each container will be shown on the collection calendar specific to each property. 
The waste will all be delivered to the new, recently-constructed Zero Waste Park in Stranraer.

Roll-out dates for the recycling service in Stewartry, Annandale and Eskdale and Nithsdale are currently being reconfigured.

Presentations continue to be delivered to Wigtown and Stewartry Community Councils anddates are available at: