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Residents set to benefit from new bin storage units

Published on Friday, 22nd March 2024

Douro Place, Knowland Grove and Gristock Place are the first local areas to benefit from a new approach to keeping communal bin areas tidy thanks to the council's Love Norwich initiative.

For most Norwich residents, who carefully recycle at home, some can find that having to share an untidy bin area can make the weekly bin-day chore bothersome, even causing obstructions if not used properly. Untidy bin areas can also feel like an eyesore for residents who want to take pride in their neighbourhood and love where they live.

The council's trial of fully enclosed bin storage units aims to make recycling easy and quick for residents. The bins are built with a modern, urban environment in mind, transforming the look and feel of an area, by making shared recycling areas less crowded and cluttered. The easy-to-use bins, with slots for the right materials, will make it clearer for residents and visitors to keep clean, tidy communal waste areas.

There are fortnightly recycling and fortnightly refuse collections at Douro Place. At Knowland Grove, general refuse is collected weekly, with fortnightly recycling collections. Gristock Place collections are alternate weekly. Douro Place has weekly food waste collections and Gristock Place and Knowland Grove have fortnightly food waste collections.

Councillor Emma Hampton, cabinet member for climate change said: "These bin enclosures boost our constant efforts to keep the streets clean in Norwich. It’s a win-win for everyone, making life more pleasant for residents and their neighbours, while helping people do the right thing for the environment. One less thing to worry about!

"With a shared commitment to looking after where we live, our individual efforts ultimately pave the way for a happier, healthier, cleaner place to live. We’ll be closely monitoring the success of this initiative, and we’ll let you know how you’re making a difference."

Councillor Adam Giles, cabinet member for communities and social inclusion added: "This investment in a smarter solution to communal waste management, is another important step in the council’s Love Norwich drive towards empowering residents to take pride in their neighbourhoods."

Love Norwich was launched in 2022 to action the city council’s commitment to a clean and inviting place. Visit the online Love Norwich hub to stay up to date.

It’s a one-stop-shop to easily report issues such as fly-tipping, dog fouling and abandoned vehicles, as well as finding practical tips on how to dispose, reuse and recycle waste. You can even apply for a grant of up to £1,200, to help make your community thrive.

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