Waterfront bin plea

NEW “recycle on the go” bins could be installed along a historic waterfront, it has emerged.

NEW “recycle on the go” bins could be installed along a historic waterfront, it has emerged.

Ipswich Borough Council said that it is looking at introducing the bins - where rubbish is separated at the point of being thrown away.

It follows concerns from members of the public that there are not enough bins along the town's waterfront which could encourage littering.

Geoffrey Tyrell, who was visiting Ipswich from his home in Harlow, Essex, said: “I looked in vain for a bin to put my litter in but around this area where people were sitting there is nothing.


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“We are always told to 'keep Britain tidy' but how is it possible when there is no chance of using a bin? I am sure there will be many people using the area around the new University Campus Suffolk building so why not encourage them not to throw their litter on the ground because they might feel there is no choice?”

A spokeswoman for Ipswich Borough Council said there were five bins along the waterfront that were strategically placed near seating areas - which also included one at Neptune Quay.

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She added: “In addition, two new bins are going to be installed in the next couple of weeks.

“The area is also under review to establish whether it is an appropriate location to install the new 'recycling on the go' bins, where rubbish is separated at the point that it is binned.”

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