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Notes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council members-only meeting, held via Zoom on Tuesday 28 April 2020 at 7pm
Actions and decisions are red italic. Nem con means that no-one spoke or voted against an item.
1 Introductions, apologies for absence, CEC requirements for online CC meetings
|Elaine Dick||LHNCC||Neil Tulloch||LHNCC|
|Don Giles||LHNCC||Bruce Ryan||Minutes secretary|
|Rob Levick||LHNCC||Cllr Adam MacVey||Leith ward|
|Jennifer Marlborough||LHNCC||Lisa Clarke||Representing Ben Macpherson MSP|
|Douglas Tharby||LHNCC||Deidre Brock MP||Edinburgh North and Leith|
|Arthur Young||LHNCC||Cllr Chas Booth||Leith ward||Cllr Gordon Munro||Leith ward|
(copied from a members briefing forwarded to LHNCC by Cllr Gordon Munro)
We will be reintroducing kerbside glass recycling collections from Tuesday, 28 April, when they will return to usual fortnightly collection schedules.
The service was suspended in March to help prioritise resources for other essential bin collections while enabling waste collection crews to observe social distancing guidelines.
Following the return of several team members from absence, as well as the bedding in of new collection arrangements, we will be able to reintroduce the collection of blue boxes for glass recycling.
We’re encouraging residents to put out only one blue box on their collection date, filled to the brim and not over-filled, and to store any excess glass for the next collection. This is to protect the safety of crews, as boxes may become too heavy to lift if overflowing.
Garden waste collections and special uplifts are currently suspended while Household Waste and Recycling Centres remain closed, though we’re working hard to reintroduce these services as soon as it is safe to do so.
Further information on changes to bin collections and other services can be found on the Council website.
For further information contact:
Waste and Cleansing Service Manager
Tel: 0131 469 5660
(copied from a post on Edinburgh Council’s website. That post also links to information on (1) ; (2) ; (3) ; (4) ; (5) ; (6) .)
Collections of bulky waste items
Service suspended from 24 March – If you have large items please keep them at home and only use communal and wheelie bins for your day to day waste and recycling.
Any uplifts booked in for this week will be collected as scheduled, and we’ll contact you if you have any booked in for next week to arrange a refund.
Household Waste Recycling Centres
Recycling centres are closed from 24 March until further notice. This is to ensure we are following government guidance on restricting non-essential travel and contact. If you have large items please keep them at home until our recycling centres reopen and only use communal and wheelie bins for your day to day waste and recycling
Kerbside glass collections (blue box)
Service suspended from 23 March to allow our crews to focus on other collections.
There are no public health risks associated with storing clean glass containers. Please rinse bottles and jars and store these at home. Don’t use on street or local recycling points to dispose of your glass. We don’t have the staff resources to empty these or collect fly-tipped material.
Bin delivery and repair
Bin deliveries are suspended as from 24 March. Uplifts of any unwanted waste containers are also suspended.
We might experience disruption to some of our bin collections today due to staff shortages. Remember to check our delays information to see if your area may have been affected.
Please ensure all waste/recycling containers are presented for collection for 6am as there may be changes to your collection time. Please look out for your neighbours and check they are able to put their bins out.