Communal bin review

Where, when and how to comment

We started introducing bin hubs across the city in a phased approach from November 2021. We have worked in partnership with colleagues and stakeholders to ensure we are making these changes effectively and efficiently. In areas with controlled parking zones, we need to secure Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to make the changes.

By May 2024, we have completed the installation of around 1,200 bin hubs within phases 1, 2, 3, 4 and A and implemented increased collection frequencies. More information for each phase is provided below the map - click on your area for more details - you can find your street with the search icon in the top right corner.

  • Phase 1: Leith and surrounding areas
  • Phase 2: Gorgie, Roseburn and Corstorphine
  • Phase 3: Inverleith, Hillside, Broughton and Marchmont
  • Phase 4: Southside, Newington, Prestonfield and some parts of Stockbridge and Canonmills
  • Phase A:  Portobello, Newhaven South, Trinity, Forth and other areas

A small number of locations in phase 4 are still to have their bin hubs installed, due to later TROs or engagement feedback. These will be completed in winter 2024.

A revised review framework was approved by Councillors in May 2023 and will see changes to bin hub locations in winter 2024. The remaining project work in these areas relates to off-street bins, for example, bin stores and is due for completion by autumn 2024.

Phase 5 – World Heritage Site and City Centre

This includes the World Heritage Site of the Old Town and New Town, where bin hubs will be introduced in a limited number of streets. The locations of the proposed bin hubs are shown in the map.

Find out more information on the engagement approach taken for Phase 5.

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