Thursday, 13 November 2008

A brilliant innovation by a cutting-edge council

(Above) 'Improving Your Community' litter bin on Peterborough Road E10

In a bid to increase recycling rates and reduce litter, 800 litter bins and 310 dog waste bins will be replaced with 1,100 dual bins, with one section for food waste and dog mess, and the other for mixed recycling, including card, cans and glass bottles.

Waltham Forest Council expects to become the first borough in the whole of the country to replace every single bin with a dual bin.Dog waste bins will therefore be swapped for litter bins, and their emptying will become the responsibility of contractors Kier.

This sounds an absolutely wonderful, wonderful idea! I anticipate no problems at all. Hats off to the London Borough of Waltham Forest!