Peterborough bins replaced by new ones three times the size

A new bin in Peterborough
A new bin in Peterborough
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Bins across Peterborough are being replaced with new ones which are three times the size.

Peterborough City Council, in partnership with Amey, is replacing over 350 60 litre bins across the city with 180 litre alternatives.

The investment of around £90,000 in over 40,000 litres of extra bin capacity across the city is, according to the council, a response to residents’ requests for more bins.

It also supports the council’s ‘Cleaner Greener’ campaign.

The bins will be installed city-wide, meaning all shopping centres and business districts should benefit, with particular attention paid to high use areas.

New bins are already in place but the complete roll out is expected to take several weeks.

Councillor Gavin Elsey, cabinet member for digital, waste and street scene at the council, said: “Adding extra bin capacity is a simple and cost effective way we can help people keep the city’s streets clean and tidy.

“We’re committed to keeping Peterborough looking smart so I hope residents and visitors appreciate the new bins and they get plenty of use.”