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Eco friendly recycling bins pop up in the town centre

The new dual recycling bins which have appeared in Aylesbury town centre

The new dual recycling bins which have appeared in Aylesbury town centre

Bins that have a special recycling compartment appeared in Aylesbury town centre this week.

The ten dual use bins are being heralded by Aylesbury Town Council as an easy to empty, eco friendly way forward.

And depending on how successful the scheme is they may eventually replace all town litter bins.

The town council says that the introduction of the household recycling and waste collection scheme in September 2012 has seen recycling rates in the Vale increase from 21 per cent to 50 per cent.

And bosses say that the new bins are a way to increase the amount of rubbish being recycled by Aylesbury folk.

A spokesman said: “The bins are suitable, easy to empty by contractors and we are hopeful the scheme will be successful.

“Westminster Council implemented the same type of bins prior to the Olympics and have proven to be very successful.

“We have been working with AVDC on where to best place the bins and you will find them in Kingsbury, on the High Street, peripheries of Market Square and Long Lional.”

He added: “The bins also incorporate sections for cigarette ends and chewing gum. Cleaning chewing gum off town centre streets in the UK is costing us all – as taxpayers – millions of pounds a year and is money which can be spend on providing other services.”

 

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