DEVELOPMENT of services in a recycling blackspot is set to enhance Renfrewshire Council’s green credentials.
Large parts of Erskine do not currently have recycling facilities due to the style of housing.
But the council is to expand the service using funds from the £2million set aside as part of the local authority’s Clean Renfrewshire campaign which is backed by the Paisley Daily Express.
l A blue bag recycling scheme is being introduced in North Barr and the Bargarran areas of Erskine.
l A yearly supply of bags will be provided to each house for the collection of paper cans and plastics.
l The scheme will start on Wednesday, February 4.
l Biodegradable sacks will be delivered during April for garden waste.
The scheme will be extended to the Park Mains area in the coming months. The blue bags are ‘survival bags’ and are designed to be collected by the normal system which crushes the bags and then sorted out for recycling.
Erskine and Inchinnan councillor Iain Nicolson, vice convenor of Environmental services, said: “In the 2007 elections as part of our campaign, we carried out local surveys asking people what their biggest issues where. One of the biggest issues raised was the lack of recycling in many areas of Erskine.
“I am delighted that the SNP-led council is fulfilling an election promise and contributing to reducing our impact on the environment.
“We have committed a huge amount of money into cleaning Renfrewshire and there are many changes coming to our household waste collections.
“This will require the continued goodwill and support of local residents which we know is very strong and people are very keen to do their bit.”