New recycling bins to help create greener town centres

photo of Cllr Graham McAndrew using the new recycling bin in Bishop's Stortford
You may spot some new additions to town centres in East Herts as new recycling bins are installed across the district - part of ongoing efforts to promote recycling, reduce litter and re-direct waste from landfill.

Each new bin has two separate compartments - one for recyclable waste such as cans, plastic bottles, newspapers and card; the other for general litter such as non-recyclable crisp packets, sweet wrappers and food. 

These additions to town centre high streets will enable residents and visitors alike to recycle on the go and do their bit to help reduce the amount of high street generated waste going to landfill and we would urge people to use them correctly. 

Speaking about the installation of the new recycling bins, Executive Member for Environmental Sustainability, Cllr Graham McAndrew said:

“I’m delighted to see these new recycling facilities installed across the district, giving residents the opportunity to separate their recyclable and general waste when they are visiting the town centres.

“We must all play our part to reduce, reuse and recycle as much waste as we can and I hope people will make use of these new bins to recycle litter when visiting our towns.”

The new recycling bins are located as follows: 

  • Bishop’s Stortford – South Street (near Vodafone) and corner of Market Street and Palmers Lane 
  • Buntingford – High Street (opposite Church Street)
  • Hertford - Post Office Walk (behind the bus stop) and corner of Railway Street (by Toni and Guys)
  • Sawbridgeworth: Bell Street (near Bell Street car park exit)
  • Ware – High Street (outside Ladbrokes)