Agenda item

Motion by the Green Group

Motion by the Green Group - Zero waste hierarchy for Edinburgh world heritage sites


1.    Notes the UNESCO world heritage site status of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh [] and recognises the value of this designation;

2.    Notes correspondence from residents in the New Town to the council raising concerns regarding the communal bin review project which will change arrangements for domestic waste in this area and in particular the effect on heritage;

3.    Notes that a reduction in the volume of waste presented would require fewer and/or smaller bins as well as being environmentally beneficial;

4.    Agrees that, in tandem with the communal bin review, residents should be supported and empowered to embrace the zero waste hierarchy in answer to their call for lower impact of waste on the world heritage site.”


The following motion was submitted by Councillor Miller in terms of Standing Order 16: