What can I put in the bin?
What is not allowed in the bin?
Does it really matter what I put in the bin?
What do I do with things that can't go in this communal bin?
What do I do if the bin is full?
Glass, metal and plastic—specifically materials that cannot safely be burnt, recycled or composted on the allotments
Plants, wood, paper, card, turf or earth
Yes, as it will not be emptied if it contains items not permitted, or if it is overflowing and will not close
If you have something too big or inappropriate for the communal bin, you must remove it from the site yourself. The Edinburgh City Council dumps will take nearly everything
Please keep the items on your plot and wait for the next collection. Do not try to force your items into a full bin or litter the area around the bin. Check the bin regularly on your way into the site to see if there's space. Most plotholders deal with their glass, metal or plastic waste gradually over several months (or years) in this way