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New litter bin programme rolled out across city centre

Published: Wednesday, 2nd February 2022

Residents will see new litter bins popping up across the city centre as part of the ongoing campaign to curb littering in Stoke-on-Trent.

14 new bins have been installed in Trinity Street, Stafford Street and Parliament Row over the past few days, after high footfall areas and littering hotspots were identified to decide on the locations.

The bins will be emptied regularly throughout the day between 7.00am -3.30pm.

Councillor Carl Edwards, cabinet member for housing and environment, said: “The new litter bins and collection service has been designed to reduce the litter on our streets which not only looks unsightly but can attract vermin.”

“The council invests significant resources in street cleaning, including picking up dropped litter – and these are valuable resources which could be better spent in delivering other essential local services.”

“The old bins were in a poor condition so we have provided new ones – now everyone needs to play their part in keeping our city clean and safe, and I would appeal to shoppers to do their bit by putting their litter in a public bin or take it home with them.”

There are approximately 3000 litter bins across the city – and these generate around 1200 tonnes of litter per year. Old and damaged bins will now be incorporated into a replacement programme, which is expected to be completed in the summer.