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New bins for parks and open spaces

Monday 25 September

New bins to help keep open spaces clean

More than 60 new bins are on their way to local parks and open spaces to help keep them clean and safe.

Swale Borough Council is installing 26 litter bins and 40 dog waste bins across Swale over the next few months.

These will mainly replace existing bins that are in poor condition, with some additional bins being installed in locations that need them.

Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for environment and rural affairs at the council, said:

"We want people to enjoy our parks and open spaces, but help keep them clean and safe.

"We carried out a survey of the bins on our parks and public spaces, and found many were in need of replacing after years of use, and in some cases vandalism.

"The dog waste bins will hopefully help encourage people to pick up after their pets, and the litter bins are self-contained to prevent litter being blown around, and are durable so they can stand up to the worst of our weather."

The first of the bins have been installed in Great Easthall, with the rest being installed in a rolling programme over autumn and winter.