Cigarette bins rolled out in Lowestoft
IT'S a case of no ifs and no butts as part of a trial being rolled out by Waveney District Council to tackle cigarette litter.The council and its partner Waveney Norse have installed two special bins in Lowestoft town centre and Oulton Broad for cigarette ends.
IT'S a case of no ifs and no butts as part of a trial being rolled out by Waveney District Council to tackle cigarette litter.
The council and its partner Waveney Norse have installed two special bins in Lowestoft town centre and Oulton Broad for cigarette ends.
If the experiment is successful, the council will look to install up to 10 bins throughout Lowestoft in target areas containing shops and bus stops.
In Lowestoft town centre, a stainless steel bin has been attached to a finger post next to HSBC bank, and over at Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, a similar one in black is in place.
You may also want to watch:
Both areas have been identified as the worst for cigarette rubbish after a recent inspection by the council's cleansing team.
Mike Daniels, cleansing manager at Waveney, said the bins cost around �100 each.
- 1 New Tesco store to open in coastal town centre
- 2 New shop set to open in Lowestoft town centre
- 3 Popular family business opens new shop in Lowestoft town centre
- 4 Caravan owners furious after park suddenly blocks sales of properties
- 5 Seaside town to test flood defences to prepare for 'tidal surge'
- 6 Traffic to be diverted with busy road in Lowestoft closed for 10 days
- 7 'Inspirational' Olympian Charley honoured during visit to former school
- 8 New group offering specialist support to children and youngsters
- 9 NessFest to return to Lowestoft with free events all week
- 10 Drive-in fireworks display with food village returning for 2021
Ken Sale, portfolio holder for the environment at the council, said: 'Although you are never far from a litter bin in the centre of town, cigarette bins serve a recognisable purpose and we want to see if they have an impact on the level of litter in a targeted area.'
The level of use will be monitored until Easter.