Council prepared for clean-up after Rangers fans' celebrations as extra bins to be deployed

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Council prepared for clean-up after Rangers fans' celebrations as extra bins to be deployed
Council prepared for clean-up after Rangers fans' celebrations as extra bins to be deployed

EXTRA bins are being placed in George Square and around Ibrox as part of plans for a clean-up operation ahead of Rangers fans' celebrations.

The club play Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa Leauge Final tonight in Seville, but thousands of fans are expected to celebrate in Glasgow city centre.

Glasgow City Council has a cleansing plan already in place, and the additional bins will be deployed to help fans dispose of their litter appropriately.

A night shift team will be on duty to begin a clean-up once fans have dispersed.

Meanwhile, additional street sweeping vehicles will be available and staff will be on stand-by on Thursday morning to assist if any further clean-up is required.

READ MORE: Footage shows Glasgow streets covered in litter after Celtic fans' title celebrations

We previously reported that a clean-up team worked through the night on Saturday after thousands of Celtic fans took over Merchant City.

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Piles of rubbish, including glass bottles, cans and plastic bags, were strewn across the streets.

Footage of the mess appeared on social media.

Chief Superintendent Mark Sutherland addressed the "unacceptable" level of littering.

We reported earlier today how the city's George Square is being prepared for potential celebrations.

Glasgow City Council employees were seen erecting fences around statues and flower beds.

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Memorial benches, dedicated to beloved Glaswegians, had already been removed. The council say this has been done following a request from Rangers Football Club.

Large piles of metal fencing were seen on the ground and fences had also been put in place around a grass area.

READ MORE: Glasgow's George Square prepped for Rangers celebrations as benches removed

A spokesperson for the local authority said: “We have been in regular contact with Rangers in the build-up to this week’s finals.

“Appropriate plans are being put in place to minimise the impact of any gatherings linked to these games.”

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