VISITORS to Rubery and local residents will have no excuse for dropping litter after Bromsgrove District Council replaced all of the litter bins in the village with brand new ones.
The 15 new containers have been set up by the authority’s local place team as part of work being carried out to improve and maintain the appearance of the district.
Bromsgrove District Councillor Peter Whittaker, who is responsible for environmental services, said: “We’ve put a real focus on the local environment and communities with our new localised way of working, and the place team around Rubery was keen to help improve the appearance of the High Street as the old bins started reaching the end of their useful life.
“Rather than replace the damaged ones piecemeal they have made a real improvement to the area in one go.”
He added the bins that ‘still had some life in them’ would be re-used to support less visible areas, such as laybys.
“Hopefully we can encourage even more people to dispose of their litter responsibly, including chewing gum that’s so unsightly and difficult to remove from pavements,” said Coun Whittaker.
It costs Bromsgrove Council £800,000-a-year to keep the district clean and last year the authority introduced place teams to make those cleaning more localised to the areas they were operating in.