FENLANDER: New purple bins already starting to curb amount of layby litter

THE new purple bins that are being placed in laybys on main roads running through Fenland are already starting to curb the amount of litter being dumped there, according to Fenland District Council’s Cleansing staff.

The eye-catching bins are designed to encourage motorists to dispose of their rubbish more responsibly and are being introduced in response to feedback from the general public, local landowners and staff.

It is the first time that bins have been located in many of Fenland’s laybys. Five are already in place, with the rest to be rolled out in due course.

“It is early days but we are very encouraged by the initial response to this new service,” said Councillor Peter Murphy, FDC’s portfolio holder with responsibility for the environment, pictured.

“The bins will help keep the district clean and tidy, which is what everyone wants to see. They will also give people passing through the district a better impression of Fenland.”

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