A NEW recycling system in Girvan and South Carrick is set to begin in the coming months.

Around 6,500 homes throughout Girvan, Crosshill, Dailly, Barr, Old Dailly, Pinmore, Pinwherry, Barrhill, Colmonell, Ballantrae, Lendalfoot, Straiton, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald and Turnberry will be the first to use the new service, which will be delivered from October, with two new bins used to collect ‘Paper, Card and Cardboard’, and ‘Glass Bottles and Jars’, and blue bins changing to ‘Metals, Plastics and Cartons’.

Roadshows for residents to find out more about the scheme are scheduled to be held in the following locations:

•Barrhill Community Centre (10-11am), Monday 13
•Dailly Community Centre (2-4pm), Monday 13
•Colmonell Community Centre (1-3pm), Tuesday 14
•Pinwherry Community Centre (3.30-4.30pm),Tuesday 14
•Barr Community Centre (5.30- 7.30pm),Tuesday 14
•Straiton Community CentreTBC (10-11am), Wednesday 15
•McCosh Hall – Kirkmichael (12-2pm), Wednesday 15
•Girvan Community Centre (12-2pm), Wednesday 15
•Richmond Hall – Kirkoswald (11am-1pm),Thursday 16
•Girvan Community Centre (7-9pm), Wednesday 22

Cllr Ian Cochrane said: “Girvan will become the first area to use the new system in October, which will then be rolled out across South Ayrshire.

“By changing the way we work we’ll be increasing the quality of well separated waste that we collect, allowing more waste to be recycled and releasing more value from the resources for community benefit.

“By taking control of this process we’re also giving ourselves the opportunity to generate income and reduce costs through the sale of recyclable materials, something that will help to balance the books in the years ahead.”

The second phase of the programme will see the system introduced to postcodes in Ayr, Mossblown and Prestwick this November.