Communal bin review

About the communal bin review

We want to improve our recycling and waste services for people living in flats and to improve the look of our neighbourhoods.

The project will make it easier for residents to recycle by ensuring they have access to a full range of recycling bins and improved bin signage to make it easier to know what goes in each bin. We have also redesigned the information leaflet to help you understand how to reduce, re-use and recycle your waste

An assessment of all the sites has already taken place and we’ve reviewed which bins are already available and where new bins need to be installed. As part of the assessment we have ensured that the sites will comply with regulations and help make it easier to recycle.

We plan to create bin hubs from 2021 throughout the city for

  • non-recyclable waste
  • food waste
  • glass
  • plastic, tins, cans, paper and cardboard.

Information events

We are holding more information events in various locations throughout the city to advise residents about what the bin hubs will look like, and answer questions. See when the next events take place below.


Wednesday 20 October between 12 noon and 4pm at

25 Nicolson Square
EH8 9BX.


Wednesday 27 October between 12 noon and 4pm at

Barclay Viewforth Church
1 Wright's Houses
EH10 4HR.