Recycling bins removed from Kirkcaldy High Street

One bin sat outside the former McDonalds in Kirkcaldy High Street
One bin sat outside the former McDonalds in Kirkcaldy High Street

Two large recycling bins have been removed from Kirkcaldy High Street with no plans to replace them.

The bins which were located outside the former McDonald’s building and the Mercat Shopping Centre were taken away by Fife Council as they were being used incorrectly by shoppers.

David Henderson, chairman of Kirkcaldy West Community Council said he hoped the bins would be replaced.

“Whilst I am happy to see them go largely because of the poor condition they were in I would like to see some sort of replacement for them or else the High Street will become a midden again,” he said.

But a spokesman for Fife Council confirmed the bins had been relocated and that they would not be replaced.

Sandy Dall, lead professional said: “We installed the large bins in the High Street a few years ago in a bid to help shoppers recycle their rubbish while out and about.

“However, the bins have been continually contaminated, meaning all the rubbish has had to go to landfill. There are ample bins on the High Street for general waste so we’ve moved them to Lochore Meadows.”