Trade Waste pilot – feedback wanted

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

City Centre/Leith Neighbourhood Team has been trialling a new way of controlling and reducing trade waste on public roads and pavements.  The three pilot areas are Rose Street (and its lanes), High Street and Leith Walk.  Its aims are

  • to reduce the volume of trade waste bins on our streets
  • to improve the appearance and use of public space
  • to promote more responsible management of waste by businesses in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Council requests feedback on this scheme via resident organisations, including Leith Central Community Council. It asks whether there have been differences (for better or worse) – this can influence citywide policy.  We want to use residents feedback in our upcoming Transport and Environment committee report in October.  Have you noticed a difference in accessibility and appearance in these areas, do you have any views on the TWP?

Here is a link to the trade waste pilot webpage: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/tradewastepilots

The team would like to receive views of the TWP by Friday 15th August if possible and by Friday 22nd at the latest – they apologise for the short timescale.

From Bobb Turner, Trade Waste Lead Officer

Services for Communities, 1 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BJ // Robert.Turner@edinburgh.gov.uk

T: +441315294595 // Internal: 54595 // Mobile: +447753308818

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