PREVIOUSLY announced changes to glass collection in the Wee County are coming into force at the end of the month.

Following a delay in the roll-out, the kerbside blue box collections are set to be scrapped, but will be retained for those who benefit from the Assisted Collection Service, following concerns raised by the public.

The changes are set to come in after July 26, on which day the collection of the blue boxes for glass, textiles and small electricals will end for most households.

The alternative provision will see bottle collection banks provided by the local authority at convenient locations across Clackmannanshire.

Those who do receive help with collections, will still have their blue box collected by an external contractor, at a reduced, four-weekly frequency.

Flyers detailing the changes are set to be placed in blue boxes that are out for collection over the coming weeks, before the non-statutory service ends.

The same information, as well as the location of the new glass collection points, are available on the council website.

Anyone looking for clarity can email or call 01259 450000.

Councillor Craig Holden, spokesperson for environment and housing, said: "Change is always difficult to adjust to, but in our planning we have listened to concerns and ensured that those who receive an assisted collection will continue to have a blue box collection.

"There are changes to waste collections taking place all over Scotland, and a number of other councils have either withdrawn this service or have never collected these items.

"We have provided additional bottle banks for our communities to ensure that they can continue to recycle glass.

"We are focussing our resources on our statutory collections to ensure that we can continue to work with residents to recycle as much household waste as possible."