New communal bins to be rolled out in Brighton and Hove

The new bins set to be rolled out in Brighton and Hove
The new bins set to be rolled out in Brighton and Hove

Half of the city’s communal bins will replaced over the next few weeks, Brighton and Hove City Council has said.

The council is rolling out the new 330 communal bins to replace those that are old and broken.

The new 3,200-litre bins carry signs letting residents know what can and can’t go into them and that CCTV operates in some areas as part of the council’s crackdown on fly-tipping,

Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee, said: “The new bins are part of our continued effort to effectively manage the city’s waste and recycling needs while smartening up our city streets.

“The new signage makes it clear, what people should and shouldn’t put into them and will hopefully encourage people to be responsible with their refuse. Misuse of communal bins affects all residents as ultimately the cost of clearing up trade and fly-tipped waste contributes to households having higher council tax bills.

“Fly tipping is something we are striving to reduce so the use of CCTV reaffirms our message that selfish, irresponsible behaviour that causes our communities to look a mess will not be tolerated.”

For information about where to take bulky waste and how to dispose of trade waste, cluck here.