New bins installed as part of recycling commitment

Sixteen new dual recycling and litter bins will be installed across Uttlesford as part of efforts to promote recycling and reduce litter.

The new bins, purchased by Uttlesford District Council, have two different compartments - one for easily recyclable waste such as drink cans and plastic bottles, and one for general litter such as sweet wrappers, crisp packets or food.

They will be installed in litter 'hots-spots' in Dunmow, Saffron Walden, Stansted and Thaxted. More bins will be installed in other villages at a later date.

Cllr Louise Pepper, Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Green Issues, said: "These new bins will give residents and visitors easier access to recycling facilities while they are on the move.

"Everyone has a part to play in keeping our environment clean and green, and we encourage residents to reuse and recycle wherever possible."

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14 December 2021