Residents across the Falkirk Council area are being reminded that from Monday 3 April, a two weekly collection for their brown bin will be introduced across the area between April and September.

From Sunday 2nd April, residents should check the bin collection calendar on the Council website for their updated brown bin collection dates here. All other bin, box and caddy collection dates remain the same. Residents can also download their bin calendars to their mobile devices.

Brown bins are used for the recycling of garden waste such as leaves, grass, plant material, twigs and small branches but cannot be used for soil or stones.

Material from brown bins is then taken to the Council facility at Kinneil Kerse to be turned into compost. This compost can be collected for free for use by Falkirk Council households.

A Council spokesman has said, ‘The vast majority of households have their brown bin the week following their blue bin collections but we’d encourage residents to double check the collection day using the Council website.’

From October 2017, the service will change back to the four-weekly collection schedule with new calendars on the Council website in the Autumn.

The Council also operates two Recycling Centres at Roughmute and Kinneil that accept garden waste, seven days a week from 8am to 7.45pm from April to September with reduced hours at other times.