Outdoor litter bins are set to be replaced with 150 brand new waste containers with £35,000 being spent on the project.

The new bins will have increased capacity and will accept litter and dog waste in order to replace the current litter bins and traditional small red dog bins that often appear full when they aren’t.

This project is part of a £1m investment over the upcoming year by Chorley Council on 19 different projects.

Coun Adrian Lowe, who oversees environmental issues at Chorley Council said: “This scheme is an extension of last year’s successful project to replace 500 litter bins in the town centre and main areas across the borough. These new and improved waste containers have the capability to hold ten per cent more litter than the previous bins and will therefore improve the council’s efficiency as the bins won’t need to be emptied as often.

“We have already seen the benefits of cleaner streets after the installation of the new bins last year, which in turns frees up our streetscene staff to concentrate on more pro-active tasks such as tackling grot spots across the borough.

“The further 150 bins will be placed in highly used areas such as parks, play areas and car parks, in order to get the best possible use out of them”

Other projects include improvements to play areas and open spaces, delivery of an energy advice switching service for residents and support to local businesses.