Ask for new litter bin sites

Telford & Wrekin Council is appealing for residents to suggest suitable locations for new litter bins as part of a scheme to increase the number of bins in the borough.

Ask for new litter bin sites

The Suggest A Litter Bin Location scheme is part of the council's co-operative initiative for listening and responding to local needs.

Telford & Wrekin Council spends £1.8m each year on picking up litter and the council's Rapid Response teams are working to improve cleanliness by changing the way litter is dealt with.

The council has identified areas that need litter picking more often and will be increasing the number of bins in the areas where litter is sometimes an issue.

"We have already identified more than 100 locations for new bins based on requests from the community but we want to widen the opportunity by way of a public campaign open to everyone," said Councillor Shaun Davies, cabinet member for Environment, Co-operative Council and Partnerships.

"We are now asking for people's suggestions for any other suitable locations. It would also be really beneficial if local businesses such as take away food outlets or Parish Councils wanted to contribute to the scheme so that even more bins can be provided for the benefit of the community."

Residents are asked to provide an accurate location for possible bin sites - for instance, outside a property or business, next to a bus stop or a specific grass verge or open space.

All suggested locations will be reviewed although there is no guarantee a litter bin will be installed and the council obviously can not install any bins on private land.

There are currently around 2400 litter bins in the borough and the campaign is likely to increase this by another 300. More details can be found by visiting www.telford.gov.uk/litterbinscheme or by calling 01952 384384.




 

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