Bin collections and street cleaning services restarted yesterday following strike action. Our crews are working hard to clear as much waste and litter as they can across the city. However, it’s looking increasingly likely that strike action will commence again from Tuesday 6 September.
Unfortunately, this means we’ve had to update our operational plans. To allow our crews to focus on grey and green wheelie bin collections we’ll be suspending garden waste collections this Thursday and Friday (1 and 2 September) and changing our advice for residents.
- Residents who are due any bin collections today, Wednesday 30 August, will still have these collected as normal.
- Anyone due a bin collection on Thursday or Friday should:
o Put both their green AND grey wheelie bins, and bagged extra waste, out by 6am on their normal collection day and we will aim to empty them BOTH. There may be some delays and they may not be collected on the same day as each other, so they should leave them out until the end of the day on Monday 5 September.
o If they’re due a food waste collection, they should put this out as usual, by 6am.
o Garden waste collections will be suspended on these days. Brown bins should not be put out for collection on Thursday or Friday – they will not be collected. We’re very sorry for this and will be in touch with garden waste customers with details of how we’ll compensate them for any collections missed because of strike action.
o The blue box glass collection service remains suspended. We’ll provide an update when this is due to restart.
I’d be grateful if you could share the latest advice with your stakeholders via your communications channels to help us spread the news as widely as possible.
We will be keeping our website and Twitter page up to date with the latest news and advice and would recommend people check this regularly www.edinburgh.gov.uk/binstrike and www.twitter.com/Edinburgh_CC