Glasgow’s commercial waste pilot to get city-wide roll-out

Glasgow City Council's pilot project to tackle issues around commercial waste in the city centre is to be rolled out in phases across the city over the next 17 months.

The project, which began in April, aims to substantially reduce the adverse impact of waste collection practices to enhance the appearance of the area and make a visit more pleasant for all those who live, work and study in the city centre.

The pilot also tackles issues of accessibility, recycling and reducing the amount of spilled waste and litter on city centre streets and lanes.

Keep Scotland Beautiful found an improvement in environmental conditions from the project, resulting in the highest cleanliness score in a decade as a result.

Kenny McLean, city convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm, said: "I am delighted by the decision to make a phased roll-out of this project across Glasgow. The pilot showed how adopting these measures made the streets of the selected areas in the city centre cleaner, greener and safer, and I look forward to the expansion of the scheme making Glasgow an even more pleasant place for everyone who lives, works or studies in the city, as well as for our visitors. I would like to thank all of our partners in the city centre who have worked with us to deliver the pilot project, and we will continue to engage with residents, business and other organisations to ensure the project is equally successful across the rest of Glasgow."