Brown Bin Collections are Back Inverclyde’s fortnightly garden waste collections are resuming for the spring and summer months. Councillor Michael McCormick, Convener of Inverclyde Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee knows people look forward to the brown bin collections restarting. He said: “Green fingered residents who have been tidying up their gardens will be keen to get recycling all those weeds, leaves, twigs and hedge trimmings.” Householders are requested to place their brown bins beside their blue bins by 7.00 am on their regular recycling collection day during the week commencing 24 March or week commencing 31 March. Councillor McCormick is hoping for some good weather to help the gardens bloom and added: “Who knows, if we get some dry days we may be able to get two loads of garden waste recycled in time for the Easter break.”
Councillor Michael McCormick
Why Home Compost Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It’s easy to make and use. In our next issue we will explain how you can start home composting if you don’t already. In the meantime remember Inverclyde council has specialist food waste and garden waste household collections
Summer Opening Hours
1 April to 30 September inclusive Kirn Drive
open Mon 8am Tue 8am Wed 8am Thu 8am Fri 8am Sat 8am Sun 8am
close 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 8pm 7pm 7pm
Pottery Street Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
open 8am 8am 8am 8am 8am 8am 8am
close 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 8:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm
Kirn Drive Recycling Centre (Cars Only)
Last entry is 10 minutes prior to closing time. Suitable for householders only - no vans or trailers, due to site licence conditions.
Pottery Street Recycling Centre (Cars and Vans)
Last entry is 10 minutes prior to closing time. Householders intending to use a van or trailer to dispose of household waste must use the Pottery Street Recycling Centre and should contact us in advance on 01475 715901 to arrange admission.
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Environmental reasons Do your bit to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Even for households that are already composting, new research has found that almost half of the food waste in their rubbish bins could have been composted. Did you know, composting at home for just one year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the CO2 your kettle produces annually, or your washing machine produces in three months? People often ask “Why do I need to compost when my waste will break down in landfill anyway?” When waste is sent to landfill, air cannot get to the organic waste. Therefore as the waste breaks down it creates a harmful greenhouse gas, methane, which damages the Earth’s atmosphere.
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