Motion by Councillor Lang - Edinburgh Recycling Centres
1. notes that an online booking system was introduced for Edinburgh recycling centres in June 2020 to ensure they could be reopened safely following the COVID-19 related closure.
2. notes the comments from the Transport & Environment Convener at the September 2020 meeting of the Council where she confirmed it would be for the Transport & Environment Committee to decide whether to maintain the booking system on a long term basis.
3. notes that neither Glasgow City Council, Dundee City Council nor Perth & Kinross Council have booking systems for accessing recycling centres and that Aberdeen City Council’s booking system relates only to a small number of limited circumstances depending on vehicle type and the waste to be recycled.
4. therefore agrees that, taking into account national COVID guidance and requirements, the need for users to book a slot in advance of accessing a recycling centre in Edinburgh has now passed and resolves that the current booking system should cease from 1 January 2022.”