A campaign to upgrade all the litter bins in Richmondshire has started with a clean sweep of Richmond market place.
It is part of a three year District Council led programme to replace or refurbish all litter and dog bins in the district.
The town centre now has 11 revamped and new bins – all with cigarette disposal dispensers and bird flaps to prevent waste from being removed.
Council Leader, Councillor Yvonne Peacock said: “This £15,000 project will see all the bins in the district either replaced or revamped – giving people no reason to drop their litter or cigarettes in the street. Their design also means the birds cannot get into them and create mess – so keeping our towns clean and tidy.”