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Ross Dunn

Nappy collections could take place every three weeks under East Ayrshire Council plans

East Ayrshire Council has proposed changes to the current nappy collection service that's in place.

At the moment, households with a baby have their nappies uplifted once a week.

But new budget proposals plan to change the frequency to once every three weeks instead.

If approved, nappies and medical waste collections could switch to the new rota as soon as April 1.

In a statement on its website, the council said: "The removal of this special collection will help to reduce costs and will benefit the environment by reducing the carbon footprint of our waste collection service.

"We originally introduced this service to support the move to the three weekly collection of residual waste, but as these arrangements have evolved, it is now possible to dispose of nappies and medical waste in the residual waste bins, in the same way as dog waste."

And the council have said that families with a number of children in nappies can request an additional residual waste bin (green bin).

The statement continued: "However, we would like to encourage parents to choose more environmentally friendly solutions and as part of this proposal we will provide free re-usable fabric nappies for the entire period from birth to potty training.

"The costs of this scheme will be offset by the reduced costs of disposing of non-biodegradable disposable nappies."

You can let the council know what you think of budget proposals by calling (01563) 576001 or you can email comments to:

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