Many of you will have seen notices posted on lampposts announcing the Council’s proposals for improving the waste / recycling service in the N1 Extended Parking Zone area (which essentially covers parts of Broughton, Bellevue (as far as McDonald Road) & Hillside etc.).
The Council’s Waste Department has held a number of ‘information’ events on their proposal ; for residents within NTBCC’s area, there were ‘information’ events at Broughton St Mary’s on 17 November and the Rose Street Café on the 26 November which many residents may have attended to either get more information (and ask questions) or at least tried to ask their questions and get answers.
The Council’s “Communal Bin Hub” team have given some more background to this change on a slightly difficult to find website which does contain some more information as to why this change is deemed necessary as well as some rationale for the proposed location of these bin hubs – this can be accessed here.
Although this website does enable residents to view the proposed bin hub locations in their immediate area – the thumbnails below allow easier and direct access to the street-by-street proposals within the N1 Extended Parking Zone (click any thumbnail to see the full-size PDF). Each of the proposed Bin Hubs are proposed to have 6 bins (2x General (Non-Recyclable) bins, 2x Recyclable bins (DMR), 1x Glass bin & 1x Food Waste bin).
The complete set of PDF’s can be viewed here : N1-1 download 16Nov21
The website then helpfully suggests that “if you would simply like to indicate your support for the proposals or would like to formally object to the overall proposal or any detail of it, you need to do that, in writing, by 3 December 2021.”
This can be done by sending an email to email@example.com. Please note – for your comment to be valid, you will need to include your full name, address and postcode as well as the reference TRO 21/16 in your response.
The reference to TRO/21/16 is necessary as these changes are being progressed though the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process.
So, slightly confusingly, as far as we understand, there is another option to register your comments on the proposal via the TRO process, which is available through another, separate, Edinburgh Council website. The details of the draft Order and related documents can be viewed from 12 November until 3 December through www.edinburgh.gov.uk/trafficorders or more directly through this link.
Again, objectors must state their reasons in writing with reference TRO/21/16 to :
Traffic Orders, Place, 3.3 Waverley Court, 4 East Market St, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG,
or by email to TRO.firstname.lastname@example.org, not later than 3 December 2021.
Hopefully this is clear to all……apologies to all for the short notice.