Council to provide more communal bins across Newcastle

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More West End residents to be provided with new communal bins for back lanes

Newcastle City Council has announced the extension of a communal bin scheme which will see the distribution of over 1,000 communal bins across the West End of the city as the council hopes to reduce its waste collection costs.

According to Councillor Nick Kemp, the pilot scheme has proved to be successful and residents in High Cross, Sandyford, and Ouseburn, say there has been an improvement throughout the area and fewer incidents of littering in the streets since the communal bins were delivered.

Newcastle city council to extend communal bin scheme for houses with back lanes

New communal bins have already proven to be successful in Newcastle city

As a result of the initial success, the communal bin scheme will now be introduced at more locations in the West End where residential properties are accessible via a back lane.

Over 2,300 households in 30 streets throughout the Wingrove Ward area will take delivery of 1,100 new communal bins which will be placed in the back lanes and will replace the council provided black general waste bins, the blue recycling bins and the glass recycling containers.

The new communal bins are larger and will be used for general waste and commingled recycling.

The roll-out began on Friday, October 21 and is expected to take up to 12 weeks; once completed, almost 5,000 properties in the area will be served by communal bins.

Newcastle City Council launched the scheme in an effort to reduce its waste and environment services costs. Collection times will be significantly reduced and glass is now commingled with other recycling waste, rather than collected separately.

The council also hopes the communal bins will help keep the city’s back lanes cleaner and tidier as part of the ‘Keep It Clean’ campaign.

Councillor Nick Kemp said: “We have worked with local ward councillors and residents to ensure the changes are of benefit to the local community… We will continue to work to creating a clean environment, where young people can happily play in the back lanes and the bin wagons can collect the rubbish with easier access for the crews.”

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