Suffolk Waste Partnership’s trial litter campaign begins
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Smart litter bins are about to be installed in trial locations across Suffolk to try and reduce littering on the county's trunk roads.
As part of Suffolk Waste Partnership's project, the customised bins are designed for roadside use with illuminated 'Litter' signs, a wide aperture to make disposal easy and the message 'Keep Suffolk Beautiful'.
It is hoped that the new bins, which will be bright orange, will be more visible to drivers using the trial lay-bys during the day and night.
They will also be fitted with new remote monitoring devices to help councils coordinate the emptying of these bins more efficiently.
The devices will monitor rubbish levels and will send an alert once a pre-set level has been reached so they can be emptied at the optimum time.
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More standard bins are also being installed at other trial locations along the A11, A12 and A14 in Suffolk, to see if the increase in number and the type of litter bin provided results in less litter.
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