Fife bin collections to change from next week

Fife Council has revealed there will be a bin collection change from Monday.

Brown bins, used to dispose of food and garden waste, will be collected every month, instead of fortnightly.

The local authority says it's because of staff shortages, as a result of the coronavirus situation.

More advice on getting rid of household waste is expected soon.

Meanwhile, all recycling centres across the Kingdom remain closed.

In a statement, Fife Council said: "Due to reduced staffing levels as a result of COVID-19 we are concentrating our resources on emptying landfill and food/garden waste bins.

"There may be disruption to some plastic/can and paper/card routes.

"Please continue to put all your scheduled bins out for 6am on your collection day.

"If your paper/card or plastic/can bin is not emptied please leave it out and we will try to return to empty it.

"From Monday 30 March we will be returning to the four weekly winter brown bin collections for the duration of the lock down.

"This will allow us to empty all waste and recycling streams.

"If you have any concerns about excess food waste then please place this in your blue landfill bin during this time.

"We are currently working to revise the online bin calendars to reflect this temporary change to four weekly brown bin collections.

"Please look out for your neighbours and check that they are able to put their bins out.

"It may not be possible to come back for missed bins until your next scheduled collection day."

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