Living Together - Dos and Don'ts

Additional Dos and Don'ts

  • Respect the garden areas by not walking through planted beds and hedges or playing ball games close to such areas
  • Don't park outside the designated parking bays. This often causes delivery and refuse lorries to drive over planted areas and may cause difficulties for emergency vehicles trying to access the development. If the bin men are not able to access the bin stores, then the bins will not be emptied.
  • As parking at Powderhall Village is restricted, please park considerately within parking bays by not occupying more than one parking bay.
  • Don't dump unwanted items in the bin stores, corridors, or outside the blocks. These will not be taken by the bin men and if they cannot access the large bins, they will not be emptied. The Council will make one free uplift of such items (6 max.) per household per annum. To arrange for an uplift, phone 0131 529 3030 and a date will be given on which the items for collection must be placed outside the bin store by 7:00am that day.
  • Use the recycling bins provided by taking papers, glass, and packaging materials in person to the bin stores. Bottles and cans should be rinsed and collapsed (where possible) and cardboard boxes should be collapsed before being put into the appropriate bin.
  • Don't put items down any rubbish chute whose size or shape is likely to cause a blockage, or whose contents are likely to spill and make a mess. Such items should be placed manually in one of the large bins.
  • Only small, tightly-tied bags of non-recyclable rubbish should be put down a chute.
  • Please show consideration for your neighbours by not using the chutes late at night.
  • For everyone's security, do not allow anyone that you do not know into any building.