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Rhu and Shandon Community Council

Civil Amenity Centre on Helensburgh Pier

Added on 29 May 2020

Received from A&B following request for further information on how this will operate:

In order to keep customers and site staff safe, staff will not help you dispose of your waste. Please only bring what you can safely lift from your vehicle into the containers."

This means that when you approach the skip for garden waste you will then be allowed to get out of your car and tip your waste into the skip, if this means you are emptying a garden waste bag into the skip and then retaining your bag for future use that will be fine.  What's important to note is that none of the staff will be able to help you tip your bag so you will need to be able to lift the bag and its  contents by yourself (or with the help of one other member from your household) up to the height of the skip.

 This means that I for one will have to repack all my garden waste bags as I usually have to give them a good vertical shake to empty the contents over the fence at Backhill. I will not be able to do this with a skip!

You have been warned!

Below is the information provided by A&B

This is only short-term. The Blackhill site will go back to normal operations, with all the usual recycling options, as soon as it is safe to do so – we hope no later than a fortnight after opening.

Opening times from Monday June 1st.

Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Last entry to the site is 30 minutes before closing time. This gives time for the vehicles queuing to have the contents unloaded. If you do plan to visit the centre, give yourself plenty of time.

What you can take:

Domestic/general waste and garden waste.

For the initial period there will be no containers available for recycling paper, cardboard and plastics.

What you can’t take:

  • Electrical items/white goods
  • Large items of furniture
  • Hazardous materials like asbestos, gas cylinders and tyres.

Cars will be allowed into the temporary civic amenity area on a one-in, one-out basis. Please be patient and stay within your car until you are directed to an unloading point.

For an initial period only cars will be allowed on the temporary site. This will allow more customers to use the site safely.  We will not be able to accept trailers, vans or commercial traffic on site at this time.

If the site becomes too busy it will need to close again. Full details of how the site will operate can be found on the Council website.

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