Bin collection satisfaction at all-time low

Rubbish, Overflowing, Litter, Princes Street Gardens East. Picture; Ian Georgeson
Rubbish, Overflowing, Litter, Princes Street Gardens East. Picture; Ian Georgeson
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SATISFACTION over bin collections in the Capital has fallen to an all-time low, according to the latest results of the Edinburgh People Survey.

According to its findings, only 62 per cent of Edinburgh residents are satisfied with the issue, marking a decline from 2015’s 70 per cent and matching 2014’s record low.

It comes after council chiefs launched a 65-point plan to clean up the city, spurred on by the Evening News’ on-going Bin Watch campaign.

A total of 69 per cent were satisfied with recycling, a dip of three per cent on 2015’s 52 per cent.

Lesley Hinds, transport and environment leader at the council, said: “Our latest landfill and recycling report detailed a 20 per cent reduction in missed bin complaints between October to December 2016 and the previous quarter – just 0.17 per cent of all collections resulting in a complaint.

“We set high standards for this service and recognise that the current level, whilst having improved, is still not where we want it to be.”