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Smart waste bins to be trialled in West Lothian

Smart waste bins which compact rubbish  dumped in them and help keep the area cleaner are being trialled in Linlithgow this summer. The BigBelly bins  also use Cloud-based technonolgy to inform the council when...

Scottish pupils learn about making a circular world

Around 100 Scottish schoolchildren gathered at the National Museum of Scotland yesterday to celebrate their work to design the environmentally friendly products of the future. The primary and secondary students have been taking part in...

Reducing waste at Christmas time

Scotland will throw away over 50,000 tonnes of food and drink in December, including 280,000 turkeys, 240,000 Christmas puddings and 3.5 million mince pies. Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment Richard Lochhead – who...

Letter to the Editor – Uncollected rubbish at York Place Tram Stop

Dear Sir This is the current view from the York Place tram stop. It’s been like this for almost two weeks, and it’s not the only address on this street that’s surrounded by rubbish. Apparently...

Anti-litter campaign launched today

Pictured left to right: Abinaya Selveraj; Leon Dagg; Convener of the Friends of Inverleith Park Pamela Barnes; Nicolas Hann-Rengifo; Councillor Lesley Hinds; Jamie Stewart; Keep Scotland Beautiful Campaigns Director Mark Bevan; Tamanna Paranthaman. A mountain...

Another rubbish story….Grandfield is not so grand!

In a small estate off Craighall Road in Trinity there is a veritable mountain of smelly rubbish waiting for collection this morning. It has been accumulating since the date of the last collection which...

Recycling facility will have a home by 2014

COUNCILS CLOSE TO SECURING LOCAL FOOD WASTE RECYCLING FACILITY Construction of a dedicated facility for treating food waste collected by both The City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils could begin in 2014 following the appointment...

Council commit more resources to keeping the city clean

Extra staff and equipment have been allocated to Leith to help improve results of recent street cleaning surveys. While the vast majority of Edinburgh exceeds national targets for cleanliness and continues to improve, it...

Changeworks holding a Make Waste History summit

Enterprising Pupils Give Waste the Push Final preparations are underway for Changeworks’ Make Waste History Summit, 19 June 2012, bringing together 50 pupils and 12 teachers from Edinburgh secondary schools to put the lid on...

Public debate on environment services – 10 November 2011

Come and make your views known: Date:          Thursday 10 November 2011 Time:           7.30 - 9pm Venue:        City of Edinburgh Room, Lothian Chambers, 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1RN On 24 November 2011, the Council meets to decide on...

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