As part of Slough Labour’s commitment to cleaning up Slough’s streets we introduced new Big Belly Bins in and around the town centre.
These bins are solar powered, rubbish compacting and foot peddle operated – but perhaps their most impressive feature is they let council officers know when they are full and need emptying.
As these smart bins compact the waste they eat, the bins don’t need emptying as often meaning even more time for other litter picking, sweeping and collections in hotspot areas.
Eighteen of the new bins are being installed throughout the High Street and outside the train and bus stations and like the current bins have separate sections for items which can be recycled.
The move is the first step in a campaign to improve the cleanliness of the town centre and across the borough which will also see community clean ups, increased litter collection, enforcement and public awareness campaigns.
Councillor Rob Anderson, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said:
“This is the first move in our campaign to make the town centre cleaner, safer and more vibrant for residents.
“We all know there are big plans for the shopping area, but while these are coming forward, we want to do all we can to ensure the centre of Slough is a pleasant and clean environment for people.
“Everyone knows it isn’t acceptable to drop litter on the floor but unfortunately some people don’t seem to care.
“We care and I hope others will join us in encouraging the use of these new bins and our upcoming campaigns to clean the streets of Slough.”