Council in midst of reviewing waste bins

Angus Council have highlighted dual purpose bins that dog owners can put dog waste in.

Angus Council have highlighted dual purpose bins that dog owners can put dog waste in.

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Angus Council have found 600 good reasons not to drop litter or leave dog waste, in the form of their 600 dual purpose litter and dog waste bins cross the county.

As part of the Clean-up Angus campaign organised by the council’s Pride in Place group, the council is reviewing where waste bins are in our towns to make sure they are in the most appropriate locations.

The council’s waste team have mapped the location of litter and dog bins and are comparing that with the sites where complaints about littering were received during last year.

Bins are then being re-located and new ones introduced as deemed required based on analysis of the complaints received and existing bin provision in the area. Information from street cleaners has also been taken into consideration.

Commenting on the review councillor Jeanette Gaul, the chair of the council’s Pride and Place group said: “The purpose of the review is to make sure that our 600 bins are in the right places.

“There is obviously a limit to the number of bins we can put out and service, so we have to make sure that these bins, all of which are now dual purpose litter and dog bins, are located where we’ve assessed they are most needed.”

So far the council has reviewed the bin locations in Carnoustie (117 bins), Monifieth (91) and Arbroath (348) and the review of the remaining town in Angus will be completed within the coming months.

Councillor Gaul concluded by saying: “We hope that the changes we have made as a result of the reviews will make it even easier for residents to dispose of their litter and dog waste responsibly.

“The majority of Angus residents do have pride in the place they live and use the bins provided, keeping our streets and green spaces clean and safe.

“Unfortunately some do not and that comes at a cost to everyone – both in terms of the impact on community life and in the significant amount of resources the council has to commit to clean up this completely avoidable mess.”