William Eichler 04 April 2019

Council invests £1m in effort to give Bristol a spring clean

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Bristol City Council is investing in high tech bins in an effort to tackle the city’s litter problem.

The bins can compact litter and hold up to six times more than a standard waste receptacle. They will also email the Bristol Waste Company when they need emptying.

This innovate approach is part of the council’s recently agreed £1m investment into efforts to tackle litter, fly-tipping and graffiti.

The money will also be spent on a cherry picker to help graffiti removal crews access graffiti over 2m high, and an electric vehicle that will help increase the number of crews removing graffiti in the city centre.

‘This investment recognises how important addressing littering and graffiti is to the people of Bristol,’ said Mayor Marvin Rees.

‘We know that these are issues that people care deeply about, and that is why we are investing extra funds to try and clean up the city and challenge the behaviour of people who continue to think it is acceptable to treat the city as their personal bin.’

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