Government investment buys new town centre bins

Bins, Waste and Recycling
09:14, Wednesday, 1st December 2021

New bins have been installed in Scunthorpe town centre as part of continued Government investment to revitalise  the High Street.

The 75 ‘Recycling on the Go’ bins will triple the town centre’s litter capacity as well as offer the ability to separate recyclable rubbish.

The next phase of the rollout will see new bins installed in Ashby.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This investment supports our pledge to wage war on litter in our town centres – there is no excuse not to put your rubbish in a bin.

“Residents have asked us for improved bins on our streets and I’m pleased we have delivered on that promise.  We have also taken on board resident feedback and we have increased the capacity to recycle waste.

“I am told by our team that people aren’t recycling though.  We need to make sure that we all do our best to support recycling, it helps the environment by cutting down the amount of waste that goes to landfill.”

Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft said: “This investment will enhance the town centre and provide a welcoming environment for businesses and shoppers.

“The Government have committed millions to Scunthorpe and I am pleased that we are continuing to make progress on delivering improvements for our area.”

The council spends more than a million pounds a year cleaning up rubbish, including emptying more than 1,800 bins a week and cleaning up around 31,500 miles of roadside verges and footpaths.

Hundreds of fixed penalty notices are handed out every month to people who don’t pick up their litter, including dog foulers and litter thrown from vehicles.

The litter fine is £150, reduced to £100 if paid within 28 days.

To report an overflowing bin, go to the street cleaning page of our website.