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Bin Hub (Murrayfield Place / Avenue)

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Meeting at Murrayfield Avenue/Place bin hub 15 Jan 2024 (c) J Yellowlees

A meeting on 15 Jan 2024 took place at the site of a new communal bin hub on the junction of Murrayfield Place and Murrayfield Avenue. In attendance were: interested residents, Community Council representatives, City Councillor Alan Beal who arranged the meeting, and members of the City Council Waste Team, including Senior Engineer, Andres Lices.

A resident of Murrayfield Place has collected 300 signatures of residents of Murrayfield Avenue and Place requesting that the new bin hub at the junction of the two streets be removed because it is not necessary (and is also ugly).

Andres Lices of the Council’s Communal Bin Review Project Team informed the CC in correspondence that the hub:

  • meets the city-wide standards approved by the Transport and Environment Committee (TEC) on 27 February 2020
  • is compatible with the City Centre West-East Link project's wider improvements to the Roseburn area
  • but can be reviewed within the Communal Bin Review Update report approved by TEC on 18 May 2023 (and any approved change will take place after Summer 2024)

Options mooted at the meeting were:

  1. Remove the hub altogether if the review framework allows,
  2. if the hub is required, move it outside 9 Coltbridge Avenue,
  3. if less additional capacity is required, expand the current bin hub outside 12 Coltbridge Avenue

[Source: minutes of meetings of 12-12-2023, 23-01-2024; Chair correspondence]

[Image credit: (c) J Yellowlees]