Saturday, June 27, 2009
Edinburgh's Bin Dispute
Our rubbish bin, which should have been emptied on Friday, is still full, in common with everyone in our street and most of west Edinburgh. The reason is a protest by bin men which, they say, will see the Royal Mile "piled high" with uncollected rubbish. And my street too by the looks of it. Not that they don’t have something to complain about, mind you, but I hope the pay dispute gets sorted quickly. It’s not so much that I mind the street being full of bins (as long as they are closed properly, which not all are). But we’ve nowhere to put our rubbish…Perhaps I could make something with it, some kind of trash-robot.