THURROCK Council’s environment portfolio holder has announced a review of bins in the borough.
Cllr Aaron Watkins has asked for the review, focussing on the locality of current bins, the process for installing new bins and combining those for litter and dog fouling.
The report will be considered at the next meeting of the Cleaner, Greener and Safer Overview and Scrutiny Committee, and also covers the introduction of 10 solar-powered Big Belly Bins – bins which have a built-in compaction system and automatically send an email alert when they need emptying.
Cllr Watkins said “This review was requested to fully investigate all street bins across the borough, to see their locality, condition, type and to ensure they are fit for purpose. How many times do we walk past street bins no longer fit for purpose? This review intends to seek out this information, so as a council we can improve the service we give to residents.
“Clean it, cut it, fill it is making a real difference to the appearance of Thurrock’s public spaces. This bin review shows that we are not being complacent with a real desire to continue improving public spaces. We continue to invest in our environment services to give the residents of Thurrock the best possible public realm, £4 million into a new waste fleet, 10 new ride on mowers for cutting our green spaces. This review will look into what further investment could be required for the street bins of our borough.
“More efficient bins in the right places will help reduce the amount of litter thrown on the ground.
“This review also intends to look into how we can increase recycling on the streets, not just at home. We are committed to making Thurrock a greener borough and I look forward to receiving the recommendations from the review.”
For more information on clean it, cut it, fill it, please go to thurrock.gov.uk/cleancutfill