It’s a wrap: Shoreham bins receive makeover in drive to reduce rubbish on beaches!
A new initiative along Shoreham Beach is set to ease the load for Adur & Worthing Councils’ waste team as the weather heats up.
A series of eye-catching bin wraps have been installed to encourage people to make better choices when disposing of their litter. 🚮
Working with Adur District Council, Shoreham Beach Residents’ Association (SBRA) has funded these bright bin wraps which will be featured at strategic beach entrance points including The Burrells roundabout, Shingle Road, Winterton Way, Ferry Road, Weald Dyke and King’s Walk.
The idea was developed following a particularly hot August Bank Holiday weekend in 2017 which left the bins on Shoreham Beach unable to cope with the volume of rubbish.
Joss Loader, Chair of the #Shoreham Beach Residents’ Association and one of the local ward councillors said:
“There were many occasions last Summer when the beach was packed with people which was great to see.
“Unfortunately, the high number of visitors generated a particularly high volume of rubbish and the council-provided bins just couldn’t cope.”
To stay on top of demand, the council delivered larger bins and extra collections. But despite some of the waste being bagged, the rubbish next to the bins proved irresistible to the local wildlife and was left scattered across the local area.
Cllr Loader said:”Many residents contacted me and asked if the council could put up signs asking people to take their rubbish home if bins were home – or to find other ways of disposal.
“As a result, the Residents’ Association has worked with ADC to come up with these eye catching bin wraps. SBRA has funded the bin wraps and we are delighted that they are now going up in key areas, in time for the warmer months.”
Cllr Emma Evans, Adur District Council’s Executive Member for Environment, said:
“Please don’t be tempted to leave bags by litter bins. Seagulls and foxes are voracious predators of plastic bags and the bag can be shredded and the contents scattered in minutes, causing a huge localised litter problem.
“A little housekeeping can help us all enjoy our public spaces.”
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