A new trial that seeks to cut litter from the streets and raise money for local charities was launched today (23rd September 2016) in Tottenham by Keep Britain Tidy and Haringey. ‘Bin it for Good’ stickers which say; ‘Bin your litter and help a charity’ have been placed on rubbish bins around Tottenham encouraging residents to drop litter in bins rather than on the streets. The more litter that goes into bins marked with ‘Bin it for Good’ stickers the larger the sum that will be donated to three local charities; Don’t Forget The Kids, BUBIC and Friends of Tottenham Marshes.
Haringey measured levels of litter in bins and on the streets in Tottenham last week before ‘Bin it for Good’ was launched and will compare this to levels of rubbish collected over the next three months. Money will be given to the charities based on litter measured during four week phases starting on Friday 23rd September. Don’t Forget The Kids has the first four week phase followed by BUBIC and then Friends of Tottenham Marshes.
Haringey Cabinet Member for Environment, Peray Ahmet said, “Bin it for Good will make our pavements, parks and streets cleaner and raise hundreds of pounds for local charities. This is a brilliant idea by Keep Britain Tidy to get people to drop litter in bins rather than on our streets and it’s fantastic Haringey is taking part. I urge residents to bin your litter and help a charity”
‘Bin it for Good’ trials with other local authorities saw an average 17% reduction in litter on the streets.