Waste bin charges for new build housing

New build housing - waste collection

When planning how household waste/recycling will be collected, consider:

  • How householders will store waste/recycling within their own property.
  • How householders will store their own bins/containers outwith collection dates.
  • How householders will present bins/containers for collection.
  • We will not provide communal bins unless a Factor/caretaker is in place to arrange bin presentation, report issues with bin repair and maintenance, and undertake bin cleaning. 
  • Waste collection staff will not enter a bin store to remove or return bins.
  • There should be adequate kerbside presentation space, with a drop kerb to allow bins to be wheeled to the collection vehicle.
  • Collection vehicles should be able to access bin presentation areas without the need for reversing. If applicable, clearly marked turning areas should be provided.

Current waste/recycling collection services

Midlothian homes are currently provided with:

Residents of homes with gardens may also request a brown wheeled bin for garden waste.

Potential future waste/recycling collection services

  • The Deposit Return Scheme will start from August 2023. This is likely to impact kerbside glass collection services currently in place. 
  • Midlothian Council is a signatory to The Household Recycling Charter and the associated Code of Practice (CoP) which was approved by Council on 22 March 2016. The Household Recycling Charter identifies a number of collection strategies to improve recycling performance. If introduced, these will impact existing waste and recycling provision.

Non-domestic / trade waste collections

  • We can provide the necessary number and size of containers to suit the business need, depending on volume and type of waste/recycling generated.
  • Discussions should take place with potential Managers of new commercial properties to ensure new bin stores are adequately sized.

Trade waste collection services