Stirling Council will embark on a review of its waste services with a public consultation placed at its heart.

A short-life working group will be established following a motion at Thursday’s Council meeting to confirm the full extent of the review, which will include, at least, the following matters:

  • The frequency of each waste collection stream
  • The garden waste charge
  • The costs of the waste collection service
  • Ensuring the highest level of recycling

The review will also include the views of the public, waste services work force and trade unions.

The move comes after a suite of changes to waste collection were approved by Council in 2020, which then came into force in September 2021. The changes shifted grey and blue bin collections to four-weekly and introduced a garden waste permit.

Stirling Council Leader, Cllr Chris Kane said: “It’s time to take the public, our staff and their representatives on this journey with us.

“In 2020 we showed leadership by making a tough decision for financial and environmental reasons. However, we know many people still need help understanding that decision, and why it was made.

“This review will give the public and our staff the chance to have their say on what’s working well with our waste services and what might need to change.”

Information on the review, its scope and the public consultation will be confirmed in due course.