Contractors called back in as waste dispute flares up

PRIVATE contractors have been called on by council chiefs once again following the latest flare-up in the Capital's long-running bin dispute.

Overflowing bins cause a stink after collection shake-up

BINS have been left overflowing and unemptied in several areas of Edinburgh because of a shake-up of collection routes.

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City looks at losing graffiti and flytipping clean-ups

FLYTIPPING and graffiti may no longer be tackled by the city council as it attempts to slash £90 million from its budget.

Bins dispute cost fears after cold snap busts city budget

THE bill for battling the big freeze in Edinburgh is set to spiral to £3.5 million, it emerged today.

City's rubbish uplift costs are among the highest in Scotland

THE cost of collecting Edinburgh's rubbish is among the highest in Scotland, adding fuel to calls to privatise the service.

Edinburgh streets cleaner as litter wardens put their foot down

THE number of litter fines dished out in the Capital has almost doubled to more than 100 a month following a council crackdown.

General Election: 'Labour can't even do conspiracy well'

THE theory that the longer you do something the better you become at it seems not to apply to politicians.

Hang 'em high! (That'll sort out those seagulls)

AS the saying goes – if you want something done right, do it yourself.

50 bin men call off sick in two days

ALMOST one in three of the city's bin men have phoned in sick for the last two days, with the "stress" of the ongoing bin dispute being blamed.

City businesses told to clean up their act or face £50 fines

A NEW crackdown has been launched that will see shops and restaurants handed £50 fines for putting trade waste out at the wrong time.

More than 2 out of 3 bin men ready to strike over pay deal

MORE than two thirds of city bin men want a full strike in protest about the impact the council's pay reform will have on them.

City bin men set to reject new pay deal

THE prospect of more bin chaos on the Capital's streets was growing today with fears bin men are set to rebel and oppose the pay deal on the table.

Claims bins dispute over 'premature'

CLAIMS that the bin dispute has been resolved in the city are "premature", union leaders have said.

Bin dispute: 'They're on the verge of all-out industrial war'

THE Capital's streets may be running with rubbish rather than blood, but the bin dispute is turning nasty.

Council calls in private firm to clear streets

AN ARMY of private contractors today went to work to clear the city's streets as Edinburgh's bin dispute escalated. The Capital is expecting up to 20,000 visitors for the Gathering this weekend, as part of the city's Homecoming Scotland events.

Health hazard warning over binmen dispute

A DISPUTE involving council binmen could pose a growing health hazard, politicians warned today.

Class divide row as bin chief's street doesn't miss a pick-up

ANGRY residents who have been waiting three weeks to have their bins emptied today claimed there was a "class divide" after it emerged the street which houses the council director in charge of waste disposal has not had a single missed collection.

Come Dine With Me but make sure you empty the bins first

BINMEN cleared piled-up rubbish from a city street after a resident phoned the council to say it would be appearing on a national TV show – but left bins overflowing just 50 yards away.

City says bin strike won't trash Britain In Bloom bid

BRITAIN in Bloom judges will be arriving in Edinburgh to grade the city's parks and gardens in the midst of a potential bin strike, it has emerged.

Canvas bin bag trials aim to put an end to seagull raids

THEIR antisocial behaviour and reputation as litter louts have made them among the most notorious of city residents.

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