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50 new bins for parks across Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 24 April, 2015

keep britain tidyYou’ve told us litter in our parks is a serious problem, so Lib Dem Stockport is putting in 50 new bins, replacing damaged dog waste bins and the old-style open top bins that allow litter to blow out.

The new bins should increase capacity and will hopefully be better used and more effective, reducing the amount of litter in our parks.


  • Bagged dog mess can be put in any litter bin, or in your black bin at home. Please clean up after your dog and, when you’ve bagged the dog mess, please don’t leave it on the ground or in a bush!
  • We all have a responsibility to keep our community clear of litter. There are council litter pickers and cleaners and community litter picks but the best way to reduce litter is not to drop it in the first place.

5 Responses

  1. David says:

    Fantastic. Where?

  2. Anne says:

    For the last few weeks the bin on the Scholes Field play area has been dismantled over night and emptied all over the place. The metal inside bin has been removed, filled with paper and set alight. Wouldn’t it be more effective to prevent this vandalism than to spend a great deal of money on new bins which might well suffer the same fate. Fires have also been lit on the cricket squares, and on one occasion a blue wheelie bin was melted in the middle of a square.

    • Iain Roberts says:

      Hi Anne – if you spot vandalism like that, please report it to the Police by calling 101. You’re quite right that we want to prevent that sort of vandalism, but a small number of criminals shouldn’t stop us improving the bins across the area.

  3. John Bodicoat says:

    Just find it odd that only last week our request for more bins in the Gatley parks resulted in a load of negative responses. Now this!!

    • Iain Roberts says:

      Putting in additional bins has the issue I raised John – the cost of emptying them. This is about looking at what can be done to improve the bins without loading up additional costs for emptying.

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