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:
- a grey wheeled bin for general (non-recyclable) waste
- a blue wheeled bin for dry mixed recycling
- a box for glass bottles and jars
- a silver caddy for food waste (urban homes).
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.
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