Facebook 'rants' over Swindon's new bin bags have inspired one resident to dress up as one for Halloween.

Ciaran Logan from Haydon Wick noticed that several locals had taken to social media to complain about the new waste collections being introduced in the town in November.

Swindon Borough Council is set to roll out the system in the coming weeks, with blue bags being brought in along with black food waste boxes.

The changes have caused much discussion online, giving Ciaran the idea for the unusual Halloween outfit.

Swindon Advertiser: Ciaran wore the costume for his Halloween outing.Ciaran wore the costume for his Halloween outing. (Image: Ciaran Logan)

“In the last few weeks, I noticed on the Facebook community page that people have been posting full-on rants,” he said.

“It’s a blue bag at the end of the day, is this really the biggest concern in your life?

“It literally makes no change to my life as before we were putting them in a clear bag but now it’s just a different colour.”

The 26-year-old created the costume by using one of the new bags while also taping some recyclable items to it, adding the words "I scare Swindon boomers" in a nod towards the older generation he believes are behind some of the online gripes.

Swindon Advertiser: The bag also had items of recyclable materials taped to it.The bag also had items of recyclable materials taped to it. (Image: Ciaran Logan)

“I managed to source a spare one so I haven’t used our one which we will use when they change,” said Ciaran.

“I put a lot of thought into it and I’ve been thinking of doing it for two weeks.

“It took 40 minutes, and I cut the bottom out, stepped in it, pulled it up like a skirt and adjusted it so it fit.”

Ciaran’s costume was generally well received by the Swindon public when he went out wearing it in the town on Saturday, October 28.

Swindon Advertiser: Ciaran's costume was received well by the Swindon public.Ciaran's costume was received well by the Swindon public. (Image: Ciaran Logan)

“Some people asked why I was wearing the bag so I explained to them that people had been having massive meltdowns in the community groups so evidently the bags were a terrifying idea,” he said.

“They then got the joke and enjoyed it which was great because I am not really one to dress up for Halloween.

“If I do get something together it’s usually a simple costume such as Shaun from Shaun of the Dead so this is out of character somewhat.

“I do like making jokes in general but I haven’t done something like this costume-wise before.”

The upcoming bin scheme has been described by the council as the “biggest change in waste collection in Swindon for 15 years”.

Changes will take place across Swindon from November onwards.