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Bin hubs coming to Leith Walk, Pilrig and Abbeyhill: your views wanted

An example of the proposed bin hubs around Dalmeny Street
(c) The City of Edinburgh Council

Alongside the Parking Review, Edinburgh Council, who are currently rolling out ‘bin hubs’ across Bonnington and Easter Road, are proposing bin hubs across Leith Walk, Pilrig and Abbeyhill, which includes streets such as Lorne Street, Pilrig Street and Iona Street.

Bin hubs will typically consist of black bins and green recycling bins on wheels as well as food waste bins unified into ‘hubs’ at kerbside in tenemented areas.

The proposals can view viewed at Edinburgh.gov.uk where Edinburgh Council are also gathering feedback.

The bin hubs will also be rolled out in North Leith, Gorgie and Shandon at the same time.

Bin & recycling hubs rolling out around Easter Road from today

An example of the new bin hub locations around Albion Road
(c) The City of Edinburgh Council

After the initial announcement and resident consultation back in August, Edinburgh Council are rolling out new ‘bin hubs’ across the Easter Road area.

Streets such as Easter Road, Albion Road and St Clair Road will now see communal bins (typically black bins on wheels and for use by tenement residents) unified into ‘hubs’ at kerbside.

You can view the Council’s map at Edinburgh.gov.uk to see where your bin will be located.

There may be disruption to resident parking while these new hubs are installed.

The bin hubs will feature metal railings to keep the bins in place and include a static ‘food recycling’ bin alongside the green-lidded recycling and black-lidded waste bin. You can see examples of them in Albert Street and across Hillside.

Bin & recycling hubs rolling out in Bonnington from today

An example of the bin hub locations around Godford Place.
(c) The City of Edinburgh Council

After the initial announcement and resident consultation back in August, Edinburgh Council are rolling out new ‘bin hubs’ across the Bonnington area.

Streets such as Newhaven Road, Pitt Street and Redbraes Place will now see communal bins (typically black bins on wheels and for use by tenement residents) unified into ‘hubs’ at kerbside.

You can view the Council’s map at Edinburgh.gov.uk to see where your bin will be located.

There may be disruption to resident parking while these new hubs are installed.

The bin hubs will feature metal railings to keep the bins in place and and include a static ‘food recycling’ bin alongside the green-lidded recycling and black-lidded waste bin. You can see examples of them in Albert Street and across Hillside.

Communal bin hubs coming in November

The below was an email sent from the City of Edinburgh Council regarding the new bin hubs (a new approach to shared waste and recycling bins) and controlled parking.

Plans for Bonnington have been published on the Council website (https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/bins-recycling/communal-bin-review/4?documentId=12997&categoryId=20001), with Leith Walk and Pirlig coming at a later date.

What’s happening?

For on street locations, we are working in conjunction with parking to minimise the disruption to each street, by timing our changes alongside traffic regulation changes.

Leith, North Leith, Leith Walk, Pilrig and Abbeyhill areas will be subject to a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process which is taking place in summer 2021 as part of the Strategic Review of Parking. Residents will be able to provide feedback on the plans, including the on-street bin locations, through the TRO process, when available.

For other areas in Phase 1, which will not be subject to a TRO, which includes Bonnington, West Leith, Easter Road, Willowbrae North, Craigentinny and north of Restalrig, we will advise residents that the bin hubs are coming in advance, to allow them to feedback on the locations.

To do this, we will display posters on lampposts in the affected areas and advise local community councils and other stakeholders. Residents will be able to view the plans online from week commencing 26 July and provide feedback by 22 August 2021. The bin hub webpages will explain how to do this.

The feedback received from residents from both the TRO process and the engagement process by September will allow enough time to confirm the final locations and make any changes if required and start the roll out of the new bin hubs starting in November 2021.

Feedback will be considered where this can be delivered in conjunction with the fulfilment of the parameters and criteria as set out in the committee report.

When works are about to start on a street, we will send a postcard to let residents know.

We will then write to all residents to explain what is happening and to encourage them to recycle. A guide with information about how to reduce, reuse and recycle will be included in the letter.

Trams to Newhaven Newsletter: 2nd July

The Trams to Newhaven team have published their latest newsletter which details the Leith Walk roadworks, new bins arrangements and an incoming cycle-lane. We have posted the Leith Central-related plaintext below but you can sign up for the alerts directly by going to edinburgh.gov.uk/tramstonewhaven

Leith Walk
The establishment of the construction site from London Road to Crown Place is ongoing. The city bound lane is operational. Please visit our project website for further information on the traffic management arrangements. Details of Lothian Bus diversions are available on their website

Site Investigation works have commenced from London Road to Annandale Street and will be continuing down Leith Walk.  

The junction of McDonald Road and Leith Walk will be closed from 10th July for 6 weeks to undertake utility works in this area. 

Bins
Communal bins for Leith Walk are now situated at the nearest side street to their existing location. The regularity of uplifts will be increased to ensure the area is kept clean and tidy and uplifts will take place in the evening to minimise traffic in the area at peak times. If a bin collection has been missed please report this on the council’s website. 

Cycle Way on Leith Walk  
We are installing a bi-directional cycle lane as part of the establishment of the construction site. This will result in a separate cycle way for cyclists adjacent to the pedestrian footpath and both will be maintained throughout the period of construction. We are aware of concerns raised by residents and members of the public and as an interim arrangement we have installed advisory signs. In the meantime, we would ask that all cyclists approach the area with caution. 

Parking
All parking and loading provisions are suspended on Constitution Street and between Foot of the Walk to London Road with no street parking or loading facilities available on the running lane on Leith Walk. Parking areas will be provided at three locations during the works to facilitate access to businesses and local properties. These parking facilities will be short stay only for 30 mins and will be located in the vicinity of Crown Street, Pilrig Street and Elm Row.

COVID-19 Measures
Following the outbreak of COVID19 we have implemented strict measures to ensure that optimum safety is achieved for our staff and the general public.  We have uploaded a short video to share our new controls.  All works must now be carried out in compliance with Scottish Government guidance.  We have implemented the following protocols

  • All staff and operatives have now been re-inducted to communicate the projects COVID 19 measures. These are followed up with regular briefings to ensure the message is continually communicated and to reiterate the importance of good hygiene and physical distancing requirements.
  • Work will be carried out in compliance with Scottish Government guidance however workers will also be provided with additional Personal Protective Equipment when required
  • Temperature testing is now mandatory on the project and all staff, visitors and operatives are subject to a daily temperature check when presenting at site.
  • All sites will have infection control station, shown in the photo above. These stations are available to our operatives whilst out on site to promote good hygiene practice.
  • The project site office has been remodelled to include measures for physical distancing and optimum hygiene measures. Anyone entering the project office is re-inducted and advised of the above measures in order to prevent spread of COVID19. Those who can work from home are required to continue to do so.

In order to allow for physical distancing, pedestrian footways across the route will be widened where it is safe to do so. There are several sections of the footway where this will not be possible due to open excavations and/or uneven surfacing. To address this, we are installing suggested one-way systems on several sections and introducing passing places where possible.  We are continuing to review our working areas and liaising with council colleagues to ensure that we implement best practice but in the meantime in areas where space is restricted, as in other parts of the city, we would ask that people consider other pedestrians and give them space, stay alert especially if you are using your phone or wearing headphones, and keep left if possible and pass on the right.

Logistics Hubs
The logistics hubs on Mitchell Street, Foot of the Walk, Dalmeny Street, Albert Street and Montgomery Street are now operational. Logistic officers are working within the physical distancing guidelines outlined by the Scottish Government. The logistic hubs are there to help businesses with deliveries and dispatches but any resident on the construction route that is expecting a bulky delivery should contact the logistic hub who will be able to assist. 
We have received positive feedback about our Logistic Officer’s practice and would encourage anyone who requires support to make contact with them.