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£100k 'waste' on binmen team building courses

COUNCIL chiefs are spending £100,000 sending binmen and street sweepers on team-building courses.

Binmen face axe in move to cut collection costs

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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Fire crew tackle wheelie bin blaze

FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a wheelie bin alight next to a house in the Leith area.

Binmen warned jobs risk as rubbish piles up

BINMEN were today told that their days of working six-hour shifts are about to end.

Wheelie bin row hots up as 'slippy street' thwarts rubbish truck

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".

Old Town groups back rollout of wheelie bins

RESIDENTS’ groups in the Old Town have welcomed the council’s decision to introduce giant wheelie bins in selected streets.

Protesters win as wheelie plan binned in parts of New Town

RESIDENTS in some of Edinburgh’s most prestigious streets have won their battle against the introduction of giant wheelie bins.

Bin lorry breakdowns cause bags of trouble

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.

Wheelie bin ban 'could see rats in the kitchen'

ONE of Edinburgh’s top restaurateurs says the council’s refusal to allow wheelie bins could attract rats to Capital eateries.

Blitz on shop bins left at wrong time

• Bins set to be seized by council

Outcry over 'support' for wheelie bins

• Majority back Dean and Marchmont bins

Wheelie bin photos to go on show in city 'summit'

• City chiefs and residents invited

UN to investigate capital's wheelie bins

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.

Forget Bosnia... now the UN's in the New Town

IT has brought peace to some of the world’s most troubled hotspots.

Wheelie bin trial meets resistance

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.

Borders homes to get 80,000 wheelie bins in £18.6m plan

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.

Fury as bin trial to cost £175,000

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.

Rubbish revolution moves underground

UNDERGROUND bins are set to be installed at Waterfront flats in Edinburgh in a trial project which could revolutionise refuse collection in the Capital.

Judge's damning giant bins verdict

A HIGH Court judge has condemned the Capital’s controversial giant rubbish bins as a "blot on the landscape".

Thinking outside the bin

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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