22nd December 2022

Bradford on Avon Town Council takes over litter bin collections

Bradford on Avon Town Council has taken over the emptying of litter bins around the town.

In April 2022, the Town Council took over responsibility for the litter bin collections and this month, the contract was taken in house so that the Town Council could take charge of the services and standards.

A programme to replace litter bins has already started, with the first replacements at the top of Silver Street (pictured) – after it was badly damaged earlier this year – and on Culver Close.

Bradford on Avon Mayor, Cllr Katie Vigar, said: “Litter bins are one of those small things that make a big difference.

“We all take pride in our beautiful town, and keeping it litter-free is an important part of that.

“I look forward to seeing the new litter bins as they are installed and am grateful to the staff and volunteers who make such an effort to keep the town clean and tidy for residents and visitors alike.”

Staff who worked for the previous contractor are now working directly for the Town Council.

Bradford on Avon Town Council will continue to monitor and review the remaining litter bins to ensure they are fit for purpose, in the right locations and are emptied regularly.

Where sites are suitable, a number of existing litter bins will be replaced by litter and recycling bins.

(l – r) New Town Wardens Andy Martin and Matthew Powell, with Mayor, Cllr Katie Vigar next to the newly installed litter bin at Silver Street