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Waste lorries parking for 12 hours in residential area

Reported via desktop in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 13:47, Thursday 29 February 2024

Sent to East Lothian Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5649316.

After the landfill reopened this month, waste lorries have started to park up overnight. In the first image there are 3, with a further 2 out of shot. The road is obstructed too, as there is a load of wood chips deposited but without protection. In the second 2 images the day before there were 2 vehicles (blocking the pavement too). Between 2 and 5 vehicles are parking there overnight. There are no toilet facilities anywhere nearby. The site is used by dog walkers, funerals and cemetery visitors, walkers and cyclists, golf course users. The landfill has experienced 2 major fires in recent years (attributable to lithium batteries which are inadequately screened) and the woodchips also represent a further fire risk.

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  • While the number of waste vehicles parking over night has declined, I have seen at least 1 every other day on and off. Moreover a loaded waste trailer has been decouple and left there unattended overnight.

    Posted anonymously at 12:31, Friday 29 March 2024
    Still open, via questionnaire

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