This is the text of a flyer NTBCC will soon publish.
Edinburgh City Council has decided to stop the gull proof bag and red/ blue box recycling, and replace them with communal bin hubs throughout the New Town.
Communal bin hubs
NTBCC and the New Town Residents’ Associations believe
Communal bin hub at Albert St with another in the background.
Edinburgh City Council claims bin hubs will
- Improve services- no-one will walk more than 50 m to deposit rubbish. But doorstep collection is more convenient.
- Improve recycling volumes and remove recycling barriers. But evidence for this is weak.
- Enhance streetscape and improve the public realm. But this is not true. Bin hubs will damage the New Town streetscape.
- Improve reliability of collection. But reliability can be improved without bin hubs.
Currently refuse is on the streets for just a few hours
Support the campaign to STOP the bin hubs in the New Town!
Write to your MP, MSPs, Councillors, or to NTBCC
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|Deidre Brock MP||Angus Robertson MSP||Ben Macpherson MSP|
|Cllr Doran||Cllr Miller||Cllr Mowat||Cllr Rankin|
|Cllr Barrie||Cllr Mitchell||Cllr Osler||Cllr Whyte|
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The character of the New Town should not be needlessly damaged with widespread, inappropriate street clutter. Recycling can and should be increased by improvements to existing services.
To safeguard the outstanding streetscape of the World Heritage Site, current refuse collection methods must continue until a better system is developed.