Thousands of people across Dundee are set to be given new bins as part of the continued roll-out of the city council’s new recycling scheme.
The man in charge of overseeing the programme has insisted he will work with residents to address their concerns about how they get rid of their waste.
Phase four of the roll-out — which started in 2015 — is set to get under way on June 26.
New collection systems will be introduced in the Ardler, Beechwood, Brackens, city centre, Docks, Downfield, Fairmuir, Foggyley, Hilltown, Kirkton, Lawside,
Lochee (east), Liff, Muirfield, Perth Road lanes, St Mary’s and Trottick areas.
It will include the introduction of controversial Eurobins — which have attracted a series of complaints after being introduced to tenements and blocks of flats elsewhere in Dundee.
However, residents in these areas will continue to benefit from weekly uplifts of their grey general waste bins, rather than the fortnightly collections which take place across most of the rest of the city.
Tenants will also be given blue bins for the collection of paper and card every four weeks, along with receptacles for food waste — which will also be collected by council workers every week.
Brown bins, for garden waste, will be collected every two to four weeks.
The new waste collection scheme falls under the remit of Councillor Kevin Cordell, who this week took up the post of neighbourhood services convener.
He admitted that there had been issues during the introduction of new bins elsewhere, with some residents complaining that Eurobins — larger containers designed to collect waste from several houses — were hard to access or had been left blocking parking spaces.
Concerns have also been raised in the past that introducing food waste bins would attract pests.
But he insisted that the council would address any concerns people had.
He said: “The great variety of property types within the city necessitates different solutions in different areas, particularly areas with a high proportion of flatted properties but officers will continue to work with communities to find the best fit.
“I have had issues in my own ward, the Ferry, where dialogue and site visits have seen a solution reached that was acceptable to all parties involved and that is how I wish to progress the roll-out, in partnership with communities.
“Local elected members were further briefed this week on the next steps in those areas next in line for the roll-out.”
Mr Cordell added: “I would agree that there have been some issues in particular wards and the department is keen for communities to get on board and travel with us.
“Once all areas are phased in then there will be revisits and if there are localised areas which require tweaking we will be happy to look at that.
“However, we are committed to implementing the new recycling policy which will help improve recycling rates and consistency across the board.
“The more we can recycle, the better it is for our city and everyone’s future.
“Education will be the key in highlighting the benefits of increasing our recycling rates and I am sure Dundee will rise to that challenge.”