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  1. Good afternoon. I live in Walter Scott avenue and I am contacting you today regarding the cleanliness of Edinburgh’s Streets. My husband and I have been living in Edinburgh for over 10 years and we are more and more shocked by the amount of litters in our streets.
    Our street is constantly cover of litters. Between Liberton road and the Scotmid in Walter Scott Avenue there isn’t a single bin. Youngsters and other people will just dispose of their empty cans, crisp bags etc… on the street or stuff them in the hedges. Back in January we organised a street cleaning via Cleaning Scotland. It was a very cold day so we only have done the portion of road I mentioned before and we collected 8 bin bags of rubbish. We then re-open all bags to recycle and filled a green wheelie bin of plastic bottles and cans. We also fund 38 glass bottles of alcohol. Withing one week, many rubbish were back on the floor
    I know kids are taught at school of the importance of not dropping their rubbish on the floor and maybe we should organise more cleaning the neighbourhood events and get the kid involve. Also having more bin install everywhere could help. People don’t want to walk around with their empty cans ect in the hand. Edinburgh is a very windy so if the bins are too full litters are flying around.
    I appreciate your time .

  2. Update: We have made contact with Edinburgh City Council and asked for their assistance and review of the area
    Let us know if the situation continues and we will do as much as we can to help and make improvements to our community environment.

    Hi Emilie, Thank you for contacting the GICC, we will do our best to support your concerns.
    Your hard work arranged with the Cleaning Scotland activity should be recognised.
    We will contact the City of Edinburgh Council and also update our information on social media with messages regarding keeping our local community clean and safe for all to enjoy.

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