New litter bins start to be installed across Richmondshire

Council leader Yvonne Peacock with one of the new bins in Richmond.

New litter bins are being installed in Richmondshire.

The move is part of a three-year district council led programme to replace or refurbish all litter and dog bins in the district.

Richmond town centre now has 11 revamped and new bins – all with cigarette disposal dispensers and bird flaps to prevent waste from being removed.

Council Leader, Councillor Yvonne Peacock said: “This £15,000 project will see all the bins in the district either replaced or revamped – giving people no reason to drop their litter or cigarettes in the street.

“Their design also means the birds cannot get into them and create mess – so keeping our towns clean and tidy.”