New recycling measures implemented across the city will become clearer as people get used to them, according to a city councillor.
Phase four of the new waste management scheme rolled out across sections of the city on Monday, seeing thousands of residents given new bins, along with collection calendars detailing when refuse will be picked up.
Some locals have raised concerns as to the complexity of the scheme, with some recyclables such as glass now not being collected.
One Ferry resident, who did not want to be named, said: “The collection schedule is Byzantine in its complexity.
“While we fully understand the importance of recycling, does it really have to be quite so tricky?
“Also, as far as we are concerned, there has not actually been any improvement to services to go along with the baffling collection schedule.
“In fact, our red bin used to take all dried mixed recyclates, including glass. Now we have been told not to put glass in the bin and in fact we have to take our glass to a recycling point instead – not great for the green credentials, given this usually involves a car journey.
“Given we now have a brown bin, a blue bin, a red bin, a black bin and a food composting bin, it is a bit of a shame that the service we receive from the council has actually been reduced, not enhanced.”
Councillor Philip Scott said: “The council has spent a fair amount of money on this new scheme, which I believe is being introduced as part of a programme being rolled out by Scottish Government across the country.
“For older residents, there is a possibility it could be a complicated process to get used to, but I hope every resident can get into the swing of understanding how the collection dates will work, and any potential teething issues are ironed out quickly.
“If anyone does have issues with their collections, they should get in touch with their elected representatives to make them aware.
“It may be difficult to get your head round the calendar, but it is important we get it to work.”