New recycling service Phase 6

Edinburgh Council has published an update on the kerbside recycling service that is being rolled out across the city. It appears to mostly affect 'route 17' and ward 11 (City Centre).

What’s new for route 17?

  • New grey bin for landfill waste
  • Green bin becomes recycling bin: more materials including cans, plastic bottles, tubes and trays.
  • Blue box for glass, textiles, small electrical items and batteries- excludes colonies
  • Communal glass banks and shared recycling green wheelie bins for colonies

When will it happen?

Information packs sent to residents w/c 26 October
Grey bin delivered w/c 9 November
First collection of recycling w/c 30 November

What’s new for ward 11?

  • Boxes collected every two weeks on the same day
  • Red box for cans, plastic bottles, tubs and trays
  • Blue box for glass, textiles, small electrical items and batteries

When will it happen?

Letters sent to residents w/c 2 November
First collection w/c 19 November