BALFRON’S former civic amenity site has been converted into a more accessible Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) which can accept a wider range of materials for recycling.The number of recycling skip containers has been doubled and access to these has been improved via wider fixed walkways.
And the site now has skips to recycle garden waste, wood and chipboard, and mixed metals. A skip for mixed household waste also is available.
New signage around the HWRC will direct users to the designated areas or bring banks for electrical items, TVs and monitors, computers, fridges/freezers, bicycles, car batteries, engine oil, gas bottles, cardboard (with tape and staples removed), Tetrapak food and drink cartons, textiles, shoes, handbags, cans, glass bottles and jars, paper of all kinds, CDs, books, DVDs and VHS tapes.
Environment portfolio holder Councillor Jim Thomson said: “We can all do our bit to recycle more of our household waste and this improved recycling centre in Balfron makes it easier for residents who live in our rural areas.
“The upgrading of the recycling centre in Callander, in addition to our Lower Polmaise facility completed last year, will provide residents with improved facilities to recycle a wide range of materials.”
Stirling Council currently recycles 39% of all waste collected, one of the highest recycling rates in the country.
The Balfron HWRC is located in Dunkeld Court beside the fire station and behind the Co-operative.
Opening hours are Monday-Friday 5-8pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm. An attendant will be on site to provide assistance to residents on the new layout and operating procedures.
Information on your bin collection days and coloured bins can be found in the ‘My Pages’ section of the Stirling website.
Note: This article was written in 2009.