Eighty new dual bins introduced to crack down on litter

 

Eighty dual waste and recycling bins have been rolled out in four areas of the borough in a bid to reduce litter in the streets.

The bins have been introduced in Thornton Heath, South Norwood, Norbury and Crystal Palace.

This is in response to surveys carried out where those who took part raised concerns about the lack of local recycling bins.

As well as reducing litter on pavements, the containers provide residents who live in flats above shops with recycling and landfill facilities all in one place.

The bins, which have sections for general waste and mixed recyclables, are emptied on a daily basis.

“The council’s Don’t Mess With Croydon: Take Pride campaign is about trying to eradicate all forms of rubbish being left on the street, whether it’s litter or fly-tipping.

“These 80 bins, with 20 in each of the four areas we’re targeting, will help ensure Croydon is a clean and tidy borough.

“The fact they are dual bins, for refuse and recycling, makes it easy for people to dispose of their waste.

“There really is no excuse for dumping rubbish and we’re really pleased that the feedback we’ve had from residents has been very positive.”

Councillor Stuart Collins, deputy leader – Clean Green Croydon

 

For more information about the Don’t Mess With Croydon: Take Pride campaign, visit: www.croydon.gov.uk/dontmess
 

Video

Cllr Collins explains why the council has introduced the new dual bins https://youtu.be/7A7XGv2LV6w

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