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Norfolk chippies find a neat solution to litter problems

Two Norfolk fish and chip shops have teamed up with their local council and purchased state-of-the-art rubbish bins in a bid to tackle the town’s growing litter problems.

French’s Fish Shop and Plattens Fish and Chips, both in Wells-next-the-Sea, along with North Norfolk District Council have bought seven Big Belly solar powered bins which trigger a compactor when the bins are half full. This happens until each bin is completely full, at which point a text is sent to alert the council that it needs emptying.

The bins, which cost £5,000 each and are designed to prevent birds and pests from gaining access to the contents, keep a record of their functions, enabling the council to monitor the rubbish situation.

Situated along thethe Quayside, the seven bins have a handle for opening as well as a foot pedal.

Marcus French of French’s Fish and Chips, comments: "Due to fish and chip shops using different packaging which enhances the product and the insulation properties of the container, the discarded containers were taking up more space to contain.

"The bins were trialled last year and we hope, by working with the council, to keep the town litter free and also discourage birds and pests and stop the winds blowing the litter about.”

North Norfolk District Council is now working with other fish and chip shops in the area to roll out similar projects in the near future

Story By: Marcus French

Date : 23-06-2017
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