Waste collection

No excuses for bad bin behaviour

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 06/12/2021 - 15:22

Dear Spurtle,

This is a bin in Scotland Street.

During the storm on Friday 26 November, it was empty and blown into the kerb. It is proving difficult to deal with. The normal vehicle cannot lift it and, as it is full it requires more than two men to push into position. The Council is dealing with the results of the storm across the city and problems in streets with far higher density and footfall than Scotland Street.


Submitted by Editor on Wed, 17/11/2021 - 13:46

A Council engagement event played out earlier today in Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church.

It was intended to explain to, and answer questions from, the public about proposals for bin-hubs across Broughton.

Some of those who attended (mostly, we think, in the Edinburgh World Heritage Site) had received postal notification of the event. Others in Broughton received no notification, and depended on publicity from Spurtle and the New Town & Broughton Community Council.


Submitted by Editor on Thu, 04/11/2021 - 07:00

Council-hosted ‘information events’ about its controversial communal-bin review will take place across Spurtleshire and beyond this month.

As we understand it, these will relay Council intentions, and may consider fine-tuning details. But they won’t involve discussing basic principles or the virtues of bin-hubs over gull-proof bags.