Can I encourage you to have a quick look at one of today's Council News Releases?
Its entitled, "Councils' Continued Cooperation on Waste - 28 May 2008" and can currently be found via the Council homepage at: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/internet.
... now, personally I think this Release is brilliant 'Council code' for:
"we think the Scottish Government has really screwed up on this issue, but we can't quite say that."
Excellent - best Council News Release I've read in months :-))