Councillors and staff outside new bin compounds in the Hirst area of Ashington

Bin compounds keeping town's streets cleaner

Over 40 bin compounds are now in place around Ashington in a bid to keep the streets cleaner and cut down on flytipping. 

The initiative, in the Hirst area of the town, is designed to help residents who have limited waste storage options by installing bin compound areas where larger general waste and recycling containers will be stored for people living in these streets to use.

Councillor Colin Horncastle, Cabinet Member for Looking After our Environment, said: “We know the difficulties some residents have had in these streets in storing bins and rubbish due to the lack of back yards.  
“These compounds, and we’ve now over 40 of them, enable local residents to access large communal steel bins in which to place their household waste, which improves the storage of waste which in the past had been left out on the street for collection in sacks. 

“The compounds also provide greater opportunities for recycling, improve the overall cleanliness of the area, stop animals and birds from getting into rubbish sacks and also make it even more unacceptable to fly tip." 

Hirst Councillor Ken Parry added: “It’s important for the quality of life in the area that it’s kept clean and tidy, and these bins are a good solution for local residents to use to store rubbish in one place.” 

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