The Location of Trade Waste Bins

Trade waste bins are large and often cause problems. They block highways and access to premises, they are often dirty and smelly and the attract litter and vermin.

We are told bins have to be on the streets because business have no room to store them on site. This argument often feel rather weak to flat dwelling city centre residents who are expected to find space to store their rubbish  within their homes for a week.

Many bins are located near listed buildings and in conservation areas.

One thing we have been unable to establish is how decisions about the location of trade waste bins are made and by whom.

We think this process need to be more transparent and involve consultation with residents and other businesses in affected areas.