Pilot city centre bin scheme to benefit all08/02/23
A pilot scheme to improve the city centre’s appearance by changing the way commercial waste is presented is about to get under way.
The sight of bulky, brightly coloured trade waste containers sitting out for long periods can detract from the streetscape, architecture and public art.
The issue was identified as part of the council’s Take Pride in Your City campaign.
Under the new scheme, which goes live on March 1, waste must be stored on the business premises within the city centre and can only be presented for collection at specified times.
City development convener Councillor Mark Flynn said: “Commercial waste bins left out on the street are unsightly and can be the cause of excess waste, spillage, fly-tipping and vermin.
“The bins also present a hazard for pedestrians. We are working to address these concerns and also to reduce waste by encouraging recycling.
“Improving the appearance of our streets will benefit all who use them - and will be good for businesses too. This new approach will help make Dundee city centre cleaner, greener and safer whilst encouraging more visitors to spend time in the area.”
Around 10 commercial waste contractors operate in the city centre, with more than 1200 containers. All commercial waste contractors will need a permit to allow the placement of their containers during uplift times.
Similar schemes are already operating successfully in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and St Andrews.
For more information on the scheme see the Frequently Asked Questions page on the council website.
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