22 Feb NEW BINS IN COLCHESTER TOWN CENTRE AIM TO ENCOURAGE MORE RECYCLING ‘ON-THE-GO’
New recycling bins are being installed in Colchester Town Centre to encourage more people to recycle on-the-go.
This February, 14 banks of bins will be installed in key Town Centre locations including Castle Park, High Street, Head Street and St John’s Street. Each bin features three compartments enabling people to recycle glass and cans, paper, and plastic. These also include cigarette bins.
As part of the council’s drive to increase recycling in the borough and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill, the new bins will replace 14 general waste litter bins which will be relocated to other parts of the borough.
Colchester borough residents currently recycle 53% of rubbish and, during the period June 2017 to May 2018, helped achieve a reduction of over 10,000 tonnes of waste going to landfill than over the same period the previous year.