COUNCIL chiefs are spending £100,000 sending binmen and street sweepers on team-building courses.
UNION chiefs claim up to 25 binmen are in line for the axe as the city council moves to cut the costs of collecting rubbish.
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FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a wheelie bin alight next to a house in the Leith area.
BINMEN were today told that their days of working six-hour shifts are about to end.
THE row over wheelie bins in the New Town has intensified after residents claimed binmen failed to collect rubbish because the street was "too slippy".
RESIDENTS’ groups in the Old Town have welcomed the council’s decision to introduce giant wheelie bins in selected streets.
RESIDENTS in some of Edinburgh’s most prestigious streets have won their battle against the introduction of giant wheelie bins.
THE collection of rubbish from giant communal wheelie bins has been thrown into chaos after four out of five state-of-the-art bin lorries broke down.
ONE of Edinburgh’s top restaurateurs says the council’s refusal to allow wheelie bins could attract rats to Capital eateries.
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THE United Nations is to investigate whether the installation of wheelie bins in Edinburgh goes against the city’s status as a World Heritage Site.
IT has brought peace to some of the world’s most troubled hotspots.
THE launch of a controversial trial of giant wheelie bins in the city’s world heritage site has met with angry resistance from local residents.
MORE than 80,000 wheelie bins are to be issued free of charge to Borders households as part of a multi-million pound initiative to revolutionise refuse collection across the region.
FRESH anger over a trial of giant wheelie bins in Edinburgh’s most historic streets erupted today after it emerged the controversial exercise will cost taxpayers £175,000.
UNDERGROUND bins are set to be installed at Waterfront flats in Edinburgh in a trial project which could revolutionise refuse collection in the Capital.
A HIGH Court judge has condemned the Capital’s controversial giant rubbish bins as a "blot on the landscape".
The early years of the 21st century will be remembered as the time when the Great Wheelie Bin War was fought in Edinburgh. Never in the field of city planning has such a great battle been fought so passionately by so many, over a receptacle for household rubbish.
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