300 new litter bins to be installed in Chorley

Hundreds of ageing litter bins across Chorley will be getting replaced to provide more space for people throwing rubbish away.

More than 300 new metal litter bins will be installed in coming weeks.

Work has already started in the town centre and bins will be replaced and installed on the main routes into Chorley and the towns and villages in November and December.

The council will also be working with parish councils to identify bins that need replacing and any new requirements.

The work will see the small post-mounted litter bins and some of the red dog waste bins removed and replaced with the much bigger 120 litre ones.

Coun Terry Brown, who is overseeing the project, said: “Streets in the borough are generally clean and tidy but we want more people to be responsible and either put their litter in a bin or take it home.

“As part of our Making it Happen campaign we are taking the lead and doing our bit by replacing the ageing litter bins with ones that are bigger and can take more rubbish and in return we want people to dispose of litter responsibly.

“It’s also a chance to remind pet owners that dog waste can be put in the general litter bins so I hope it does lead to a reduction in the amount of dog muck we see littering the streets.”

The council will also be working with parish councils to identify bins that need replacing and any new requirements.

“The new metal style will mean the bins last a lot longer and are more noticeable but we will be looking to refurbish some of the older bins and use these when we get new requests for a litter bin,” said Councillor Brown.

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