The council has just published details of its festive arrangements for rubbish collection and Christmas Tree recycling.
The good news is that the festive season will cause very little disruption to bin collections.
Other than Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, collections will not change for Leithers.
Rubbish and recycling will not be picked up on Thursday 25th December (Christmas Day) and Thursday 1st January (New Year’s Day) only.
For those who would usually have a collection on these days, it will be rearranged from Thursday 25th December to Saturday the 27th December and from Thursday 1st January to Saturday 3 January.
Normal service will resume on 26th December and 2nd January.
Christmas tree recycling
Households that receive a garden waste service can recycle real Christmas trees after Christmas Day by placing it at the kerbside next to the brown bin by 6am on their garden waste pick up day. Bases should be removed and trees over 6ft tall should be cut it in half.
Residents living in a communal bin area in Leith can leave their trees beside their nearest shared bin on any of these dates: Monday 5th, 12th, 19th January. Trees will be picked up and turned into compost for use in parks and gardens.
Christmas trees can also be taken to any of the city’s Community Recycling Centres. These will be open every day except on 25th December, 26th December, 1st January and 2nd January.
The council is also keen to remind people that a range of materials can be recycled over Christmas, in addition to Christmas trees, including wrapping paper, glass bottles and food waste. Check the Council’s rubbish and recycling pages to find out what goes into which bin.
Environment Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds, said: “It is essential that we keep the city moving, regardless of the time of year, so I am pleased that we are able to continue collecting rubbish and recycling almost as normal over the festive period. This is thanks to the staff who work hard to keep things ticking over during the holidays.
“So much of the rubbish that we generate over Christmas can be recycled – from wrapping paper to empty bottles or leftover food – so I would urge people to make the most of their recycling facilities during this time.
“Households can also easily recycle their real Christmas trees thanks to additional uplifts, allowing them to be composted for use in our parks and making way for a green Christmas.”
New bin calendars will be available on the Council’s bin collection day page at the end of December, although no changes are planned.
Copies can also be ordered by contacting the Council on 0131 529 3030.
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