Coronavirus latest: City waste collection changes and Partick markets suspended

By Ellen Thomson at

City waste collections are being changed in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Glasgow City Council will not be collecting food waste from any property from this Wednesday.

Brown bin collections are also being suspended.

Changes are:

Food Waste – collections suspended from Wednesday, 25 March until further notice. Residents should now place food waste into green/metal general waste bin.

Brown Bin Recycling – Collections from front and back properties (for food and garden waste) is suspended. Do not present your brown bin for uplift and now place food waste in the green general waste bin.

Glass Bin collection – also suspended from Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 until further notice. Please do not present your purple bin for collection.

Bulk waste collections have already been suspended and residents have been asked not to leave items on the street.

All household waste recycling centres are closed until further notice.

General green bin waste collections are still being made.

Glasgow Markets meanwhile said some of its outside markets would be suspended until further notice.

It means no more Farmers Market and mid-week retail markets at Mansfield Park square in Partick.

‘Heavy heart’

The city’s wholesale market at Blochairn will continue to operate as an essential service

More businesses have closed their doors following Monday’s night announcement of further restrictions.

Only outlets deemed to be selling essential produce – foods and medicine – will remain open.

Hely Hair Studio on Clarence Drive, Hyndland was among many calling it a day – for now.

A Twitter post read: “It is with a heavy heart that we close our doors Broken heart At last, after waiting what seems forever, the Government has included hair salons in its closures.

“We know this is necessary in protecting our staff, our families and of course our clients.”

Shearer Candles on Byres Road also announced it was closing up for the time being.

It will continue online shopping but its Glasgow stores are shutting, the company said with “a heavy heart”.

George Mewes Cheese on Byres Road has changed its opening hours to open at 11am.

One business adapting to the new landscape is Hyndland Bookshop.

Now closed for walk-in buyers, the business is open for mail order with next day delivery available.