Wheelie bins

Wheelie bins

Bins chaos set to spread from east to west

THE bins chaos hitting the capital is set to spread across the country. Unions yesterday said Glasgow council workers, including street sweepers, roads and park staff, would go out on indefinite strike on 10 August.

Nothing uplifting here as garbage complaints pile in

COMPLAINTS about rubbish piling up in the streets and fly-tipping have shot up in the wake of the council introducing charges for special uplifts.

More top stories

Aberdeen bin lorry drafted in to help clear city rubbish

A BIN lorry has been drafted in from Aberdeen to help clear a backlog of rubbish on Edinburgh's streets.

Fire crew tackle wheelie bin blaze

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

Neighbours at war over New Town fly-tippers

NEW Town residents who blocked the introduction of giant wheelie bins outside their own homes are being blamed for fly-tipping on surrounding streets.

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.

Page 1 of 5

Back to the top of the page