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.