Councils launch Bin It For Good campaign
Bins are being transformed into giant charity collection tins from next week as part of the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Bin It For Good’ campaign.
Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils have signed up to the campaign which aims to encourage residents to support charities by using the public litter bins.
Stickers are being placed on bins in Beaconsfield, Chesham and High Wycombe advertising a different local charity for a month.
The more litter in the bin, the more money the charity will get; up to a maximum of £300 per charity.
Cllr Mike Smith, Chairman of the Joint Waste Committee, said: “We’re encouraging people to do the right thing by disposing of their litter responsibly and there’s the added incentive that in doing so, they are helping local charities.
“A common issue we experience is ‘careful littering’, when waste is intentionally left on street furniture. Despite what might be good intentions, the act is still considered littering. We hope this campaign will make people think twice about the benefit of putting rubbish in the bin, keeping our streets clean, whilst helping charities at the same time.”
The bins are appearing in the following places:
Charity 1 – Wycombe Homeless Connection (December)
Charity 2 – South Bucks Hospice (January)
Charity 1 – Bucks Vision (December)
Charity 2 – PACT (January)
Charity 3 – Pepper Foundation (February)
Beaconsfield - TBC
Charity 1 – Greenfingers (December)
Charity 2 – Bucks Dementia Care Fund (January)