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WORCESTER: £400k for bins

WORCESTER: £400k for bins

THE council is looking to spend £400,000 on new bins, it has been revealed.

The money would be used to replace hundreds of bins across Worcester and install almost 40 more across the next four years.

Worcester City Council’s environment committee meets next Tuesday (November 2) to debate setting the extra money aside.

The two-phase scheme would see many of the city’s smaller, outdated, and underused bins replaced in the years up to 2025 with 23 new bins installed this year and a further 16 installed over the next few years.

More than 50 bins across the city’s parks would also be revamped as part of the second phase of the work.

Dog owners will also be able to put their pet’s waste in the new bins.

Councillor Andy Stafford, chair of the city council’s environment committee, said: “Ensuring the city’s streets are clean and tidy is one of the council’s top priorities and this proposed investment, if approved, will make a major contribution to reducing the amount of rubbish and litter across the city.”

Councillors had already agreed to spend up to £75,000 on waste collection this year – including the return of the Saturday Skip service – with around two-thirds of the money marked to go towards new bins and improving collections.

Following discussions, the budget for the bin improvements has now risen by £32,000 to £80,000.

Installing the new bins this year, will allow an extra 14,455 litres of rubbish to be stored with the later work increasing volume in the city’s bins by an extra 70,000 litres.

The city council’s environment committee meets from 7pm in the Guildhall on November 2.

Words: Christian Barnett, Local Democracy Reporter


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