By Bill Heaney

Where’s you bin for so long in my life? That’s what local gardeners have been asking since West Dunbartonshire Council withdrew the brown  bin collections at the start of the coronavirus lockdown.

All those weeds and garden rubbish will no longer have to be sneaked into the green bins which have been collected as normal.

But now the weather has picked up and green-fingered brothers and sisters are putting their shoulder behind their spades, rakes and garden hoes, the brown bins are full to over-flowing.

Labour’s Jackie Baillie, the MSP for Dumbarton, Vale of Leven, Helensburgh and Cardross, is on the case though.

And today she announced: “I am glad that on 11 May, West Dunbartonshire Council will resume its collection of garden waste, and on 18 May general recycling will start being collected again.

“I understand that it is frustrating for households to have gone so long without having their waste collected but our hardworking council workers are doing everything that they are able to keep our community clean and safe.”

She added: “The recycling centres at Ferry Road, Old Kilpatrick, and Dalmoak will remain closed based on Government advice but will hopefully be among the first facilities to reopen as lockdown restrictions are eased.”

West Dunbartonshire Council’s SNP administration refuse to comment to The Democrat about bins or anything else for that matter.

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