Recycling litter bins arrive in Royston town centre
Nine new on-street recycling bins have recently been installed in Royston Town Centre, meaning that visitors can recycle glass and plastic bottles, cans, paper and cardboard while on the go.
The new town centre recycling bins are the latest initiative from North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) to promote recycling and reduce litter in the town.
Each new bin has two different compartments; one for easily recyclable waste such as drinks cans, plastic bottles and newspapers, and one for general litter such as crisp packets, sweet wrappers or food.
This means that when shoppers return to the town centre, they can separate materials which can be easily recycled from other types of litter and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way.
Cllr Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg, NHDC’s Executive Member for Recycling and Waste Management said: “We are incredibly pleased that these bins have been installed. Recycling reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill – which benefits the environment and saves Council taxpayers money. I am sure that these new recycling bins will be well used by the local community when the town fully reopens again, and urge that people currently only go out for essential trips only”.