1,400 new litter bins are being sited around Southwark by the council; the majority in positions suggested by local residents at recent Community Council meetings.
Riverside Ward's Cllr Nick Stanton (left), Leader of Southwark Council with Chaucer Ward's Cllr Richard Thomas (right), Southwark's Executive Member for Environment & Transport, with some of the new litter bins destined for key locations around the borough.
Each of the 8 Community Councils – Borough & Bankside and Bermondsey are the main ones for the SE1 area – have 100 new bins each to deploy and the remaining 600 will be sited at locations determined by Southwark Council's Street Cleaning Teams.
Once the distribution of the new bins is complete (by October 2003) Southwark will have a total of 3,200 litter bins across the borough.
Cllr Nick Stanton, Leader of Southwark Council, said: "Following our commitment to making Southwark cleaner and greener, we are nearly doubling the number of litter bins across the borough. By consulting local residents on where the majority of the new bins should go, we are confident that they will be sited where they are needed most."