Information from Councillor Martin Earl

The attached link detail the measures announced today regarding the easing of current restrictions in Scotland. Scroll down past the introduction to get a detailed list and narrative.

Stirling Council will re-open its household waste and recycling centres (tips) at Polmaise and Callander to residents on Monday, 1 June.

The announcement follows changes in the Scottish Government guidance on essential travel during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The centre at Balfron will remain closed at this time as queuing traffic and social distancing cannot be accommodated on-site. We will aim to reopen Balfron as soon as possible after the early demand reduces and the site can accommodate users appropriately.

Both Polmaise and Callander sites will have reduced capacity due to changes in our operational set-up to comply with national guidance on social distancing, which remains in force.

There will also be changes to the opening hours, and traffic flow at both sites. Polmaise will now open Monday to Friday 9am – 2.30pm (last entry into the queue) and Callander will open Monday to Friday 5pm – 7.30pm (last entry into the queue).

During the initial period of reopening, residents will be able dispose of garden waste, cardboard and general waste in double-bagged black sacks at Polmaise, while Callander will only be able to accept general waste sealed in double-bagged black sacks.

We hope to be able to reinstate all waste streams at the centres as soon as possible, but are having to restrict the initial reopening phase due to anticipated demand and volumes of waste.

Full details on waste deposit arrangements at Polmaise and Callander are available on the Stirling Council website.