Street Litter

Bath currently have 56 solar Powered Big Belly Compacting litter bins that hold 6-8 times as much litter as a normal bin, and have a closed lid that prevents wind and vermin pulling litter out. The Bath Town Centre Manager says litter has been reduced by 70% and they are saving £85K in the first year. They are Beta testing WifI from these Bins.

Talking Street furniture? Bath are actually doing it.

Why the contribution is important

Bristol spends thousands cleaning the streets in an inefficient way, that money saved can/must be used in other areas to further improve Bristol. 

Why are you cleaning the streets in the same way as 20-30 years ago. Think differently.

by user263911 on December 16, 2013 at 02:37PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.2
Based on: 9 votes


  • Posted by user536903 December 17, 2013 at 10:22

    I did see those bins last weekend. but not sure how that works..

    will be interesting if it saves a lot.
  • Posted by user417510 December 19, 2013 at 11:56

    I like this idea however we also need to think about expanding the range of bins which segregate our litter to enable it to be recycled.
  • Posted by user318772 January 09, 2014 at 11:30

    The bin men make as much mess in our street as the litter louts. Bring on the big communal bins, and we won't be tripping over stray black bins, overturned recycling boxes and missed rubbish seven days a week.
  • Posted by user827277 January 17, 2014 at 07:56

    This comment reflects an unnatractive nuisance in all areas of the city.The regular combination of wind disturbed recycling bin waste, and the collectors casual dumping of rejected material (mainly plastic bags) in the streets as they do the rounds means the waste is blown into trees and planted areas.The lads pushing the heavy litter handcarts round their contracted rounds every six weeks is an inadequate remedy.In the short term, every early spring
    fast moving teams with hand held bags and grabs could do
    a wide ranging city tidy up in combination with a publicised request for citizens to report hotspots which
    have been created by the winter weather in combination with recycling methods currently in use.These hotspots are often in different locations to those known and contracted for.In the longer term perhaps the recycling system will need to be made more practical for fast moving bin men and time short citizens and tenants.
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