Last week we installed two litter bins and more signing on the Mickleover Greenway in an attempt to reduce the problems of litter and dog fouling on the path verges.
We had not done this previously as bins on the path will not be emptied by Derby City Council due to access problems for a vehicle, which means that we will have to do it. However we came to the conclusion that this is better than picking up litter and dog bags from the path itself, especially as we now have three bike trailers and the bins contain black plastic bin liners. We propose to empty the bins weekly and deposit the black bags alongside the on- road bins which are emptied by the Council.
|The second bin is situated at the Royden Close ramp and no such security measures are necessary as it is made of concrete and took three strong lads to lift it into position. What sort of idiot would steal a 3cwt bin full of dog muck anyway?|
Both bins were donated so no cost to Derby City Council or Sustrans.