Bin Hub locations under review – have your say now!
Bin Hub locations are under review – please send in your views
Do you have one of the Council’s new communal ‘bin hubs’ first installed a couple of years ago? Are you happy with how it is working, and its location? Is it easy for you to use? If not would you like to see it re-located or something about it improved? If so, now might be the time to raise your concerns and make suggestions. We have heard that the Council is starting a review of locations of bin hubs that were first installed in and around Leith Links (Phase 1 and 2 of the Council’s project). They aim to finish this by end of this year. They will be using a decision ‘framework’ agreed by the Council last May – see Appendix 3 of Communal Bin Review Update report – cp26.
In brief, an alternative location will be considered if at least one member of the public proposes it. There are then a variety of policy constraints on location and capacity of a bin hub which must normally be no more than 50 metres from the furthest away property using it, though that can be relaxed up to 100m. The policy seems to be that a bin hub cannot be across the road from the properties it serves, though there also do seem to be relaxations of that envisaged in roads with low traffic speeds and we clearly do have at least one bin hub across a road within the Leith Links area (a dead end near to St Mary’s primary school).
Where the Council identifies bin hubs which they think can be re-located they will contact the affected residents by letter to inform them of the new location and a new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will be advertised to secure the parking restrictions. It is anticipated the TROs, if any, would be advertised early 2024 and implementation of any new bin hub locations will be delivered in late Spring/Summer 2024.
The Council has said they will review all the bin hubs locations of Phase 1 and 2 installations but have also asked us if there are any specific locations we would like them to prioritise.
So – if you would like your bin hub moved to a better place and have a proposed alternative location please let the Leith Links Community Council know (comment below and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org), and also copy to your local elected Councillors.
Even better if there is a group of neighbours who all want to see a change and agree what the better location would be.
We will publish more information on this review as we get it.