13 New Litter Barrows
Bedford Borough Council’s commitment to
recycling as much waste as possible is extending even to litter
collected from this street from this week, with the introduction of
new dual recycling litter barrows.
The13 new barrows will be able to split
recyclable waste away from the normal waste stream as they have
separate orange and black bin compartments for both. Their arrival
will allow the Council to recycle even more of the street litter
that is collected from within the town centre and around the
The litter barrows along, with the other newly
installed “Recycling on the go” town centre dual litter and
recycling bins, are further example of the Council’s commitment to
driving up recycling levels. This commitment, which has seen
recycling rates increase year on year, is helping to protect the
environment and save taxpayers’ money by diverting waste from
The Mayor, Dave Hodgson, said: “It is
important that we take every opportunity to drive up recycling
levels in order to protect our environment and save local
taxpayers’ money, including through our litter collection.
It’s only right that as households are encouraged to recycle, the
Council should be practising what it preaches, so I’m delighted
we’ve now got these barrows in operation and contributing to the
important task of recycling.
In the meantime, of course, our zero-tolerance
campaign against littering continues, and I hope that the barrows
will be dealing with a decreasing amount of litter as we tackle a
problem which can blight local streets.”
There are over 20 dual waste and recycling
bins at various locations across the borough including Bedford town
centre, Brickhill shops, Church Lane shops and the Saxon Centre, in
Kempston. They enable people to recycle plastic bottles, paper,
cans and other items while ‘out and about’ around the borough.
To find out more about Bedford Borough
Council’s waste and recycling services visit www.bedford.gov.uk/recycling
or call Customer Services on 01234 267422.