The BID is rolling out a waste management scheme with Commercial Waste Supplier, NWH, to deal with the problem of commercial rubbish and fly-tipping on Saracen Street. Traders are working with other partners including Glasgow City Council, ng homes and Police Scotland and we are seeing big improvements to the way Saracen Street looks and feels.
There’s still a way to go to ensure black bin bags don’t get piled up around public litter bins, but we certainly feel we’re on the right path. Thanks to everyone who has made a contribution.
To recap, we issued free commercial waste refuse sacks and labels to traders on Saracen Street back in May 2021. Through social media and newsletters, we offered an overview of how commercial waste operates and its legal framework to support local businesses in their management of commercial waste.
We discovered that the cost of bulk buying bags can be very prohibitive to the small trader so the BID now buys in bulk and can therefore offer smaller purchases – including single bags and labels – to the small business owner.
All going well, we will begin to see a decline in black bin bags littering the street and where we do see them a more informed business community can target a response.
The BID tries to provide a holistic approach to the management of commercial waste. If you see anything untoward, let us know.