Massive clean-up brightens several Edinburgh districts

OVER 125 bags – plus four huge (40-yard-long) skips – have been filled with litter and dumped rubbish, following a massive clean-up of several districts in Edinburgh.

The districts of Wester Hailes (in the west) and Pennywell, Muirhouse, Granton Crescent and Royston/ Wardieburn (in the north) were the focus of the clean-up campaign, involving volunteers, local housing associations, local schools and the local authority’s Housing, Parks and Greenspace, Waste and Cleansing departments.

Taking place over the course of four days, the clean-up also involved the planting of 200 flower bulbs, the cutting back of greenery.

Says a council announcement, here: “Many of the items collected had been illegally dumped by flytippers.

“During the clean-up, teams also removed dumped items in stairwells which could have been a fire risk and gave local residents advice on the best ways to dispose of their unwanted items.”

Earlier this year, a similar exercise was undertaken in the Edinburgh south-east district of Craigmillar.

Picture credit: The City of Edinburgh Council