Rollout of replacement litter bins in Newark town centre
LITTER bins in Newark town centre are being replaced and upgraded in the first phase of a district-wide bin replacement programme to help ensure streets are kept litter-free.
Taking greater pride in our communities is a key part of Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Cleaner, Safer and Greener campaign and to help promote a sense of civic pride in the environment and to encourage people to dispose of litter, all bins in Newark town centre will be swapped for new and revamped models, all with cigarette disposal dispensers.
The first seven of the floor-mounted hooded litter bins in Newark Market Place have now been replaced, with a further seven in the town centre due for replacement over the remainder of March.
Between October and December 2018, the district council carried out a residents’ satisfaction survey and the results were used to help shape and underpin its future plans and actions.
In its newly announced four-year plan of action, one of the main objectives set out by the council and identified by households was to improve the cleanliness and appearance of the local environment, boosting the quality of life for local residents and businesses.
District council leader David Lloyd, said: “The existing floor mounted litter bins across the town centre were due for replacement with their upgraded counterpart.
“We want to give people no reason to drop their litter or cigarettes in the streets and ultimately maintain the ‘cleaner’ message of our Cleaner, Safer and Greener campaign. If you are caught littering you could be fined up to £150 and we are actively issuing enforcement notices for littering offences that spoil the district for everybody else.”