Executive agrees funding to increase litter bin collections & locations
With both Leamington and Warwick being voted amongst the top places to live in the UK and with award winning parks, Warwick District Council has set its bar high for keeping our streets and public spaces clean and litter free.
In order to maintain these high standards, the Council’s Executive has approved funding to increase the frequency of litter bin collections from 150 to 200 per day and for the replacement of around 60 bins which are damaged or showing the signs of age. The Executive also agreed to the installation of 75 additional litter bins with greater capacity in parks and locations which are heavily used by both visitors and local people and are often overflowing.
The district’s parks are also set to get even more litter picking and cleaning during the summer months with Councillors agreeing to the appointment of a seven day a week mobile cleansing team, who will operate between May and September.
The combined costs for these measures will be around £195k, but the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services, Councillor Moira Ann Grainger, feels that this expenditure is justified:
“With a growing population and award winning parks which attract many visitors particularly during the summer months, we need to ensure that our public spaces can continue to be enjoyed by everyone. We’ve realised that our current litter bin provision in certain locations, does not meet the growing demand, particularly during the peak times. We very much hope that these improvements will encourage people to be more careful about how they dispose of their rubbish.”