New collection times set for bins in Capital

Brown bins will be collected every three weeks from March onwards
Brown bins will be collected every three weeks from March onwards
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Residents in Edinburgh have been reminded that garden waste collections are set to change from March onwards.

Brown bins will now be collected once every three weeks all year round, instead of every two weeks in the summer and every four in the winter.


The city council has said the change, agreed as part of last year’s budget, will result in more consistent collections.

Lesley Hinds, transport and environment leader at the council, said: “We know how much the garden waste service is valued by residents and that’s why we continue to provide it.

“These changes to the frequency of collections will result in more consistency throughout the year, but will also enable us to keep providing this service, which I know has not been possible for all councils amidst increasing financial constraints.”

Stickers and tags will be applied to bins over the coming weeks to remind residents of the change.

Bin calendars for 2017 detailing the date on which the three-weekly collections begin can also be downloaded from the council’s website.

In some cases there will be an interim collection before the three-weekly collections begin. The residents concerned will receive a letter informing them of the date of this interim collection.

Any extra waste which can’t be fitted into bins can be taken to local Community Recycling Centres in Sighthill, Seafield or Craigmillar.