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Liverpool’s new underground bin scheme ‘first of its kind in the UK’
An innovative scheme launched in Liverpool, to retrofit waste collection in built-up urban areas, is the first of its kind in the UK. The scheme will see cavernous receptacles placed in 90 locations, set within high-density residential areas, many of which will replace some of the existing temporary communal bins.
The scheme has been designed to create a cleaner waste solution for 27,000 terraced households, in hundreds of inner-city streets, which do not have the space to use a wheelie bin.
The City Council, which spends £9.5m a year collecting and recycling refuse, estimates that this new approach will radically reduce the issue of ripped black bin bags spilling out on to streets and blighting neighbourhoods.
This perennial problem creates hundreds of complaints a week and requires extra clean-up resource to be deployed.
The super-bin scheme will also save the Council a huge amount of time and resources in the years to come by drastically cutting secondary waste-related issues such as rats, flies and smell associated to black bag waste disposal.
Black bin bag waste has also been identified as one of the contributory factors in the City having a litter problem three times the national average.
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20th October 2022