Richmondshire District Council

New litter bins installed

Recycling of litter is being made easier in towns and villages across Richmondshire as 32 new bins have been installed as part of a national ‘litter binfrastructure’ initiative.

The District Council has received a £20,000 grant from the government’s Resource Action Fund to install the new bins around the district. The £18million Defra fund, administered by WRAP, aims to support efficiency programmes that divert, reduce and better manage waste.

Five of the new bins are in Richmond town. These are located at the taxi rank, Falls, Round Howe car park, Gilling Road and Darlington Road, with another two in Leyburn. The remaining bins are being sited in Middleton Tyas, Barton, Dalton on Tees, Croft on Tees, Scorton, Brompton on Swale, Easby, Catterick Garrison, Catterick, Colburn, Brough St Giles, Catterick Village, Hunton, Middleham, Bellerby, Aysgarth Falls, West Witton, West Burton, Askrigg, Bainbridge, Hawes, Keld, Muker and Gunnerside.

“Improving recycling provision is a key target for the council – and to be able to do this out in our communities is a great step forward. Ninety per cent of people in the UK claim they would recycle more if it was made easier for them,” said Council spokesman, Cllr Philip Wicks.

“Littering is a huge problem which has a detrimental impact on our area so the introduction of these recycling litter bins provides a convenient way for us to encourage everyone to recycle their litter and dispose of waste properly.

“The investment we have made in these bins will help improve our recycling rates. We have placed 32 new bins out in the district, replacing existing poor condition bins in hotspot areas.”