Where would you like to see more bins in Harlow?

News / Tue 28th Sep 2021 at 07:58am

HARLOW Council wants to hear from residents on where more litter bins can be installed around the town.

A consultation is being launched today (27 September 2021) to find out from residents which areas of Harlow would benefit most from new bins being installed. There are currently around 650 public litter bins in the town, which are emptied by HTS. In Harlow, all litter bins are dual use meaning dog waste can be put in any litter bin, not just dog waste bins.

The results from the consultation will be used to ensure that the most popular areas suggested by residents are covered by the roll-out of the new bins. As part of the project HTS will provide extra resources to ensure that the new bins are emptied regularly.

Councillor Alastair Gunn, portfolio holder for environment, said: “We know how much people value clean streets and green spaces, especially as the outdoors has provided much-needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We also know how much litter can damage the environment and spoil residents’ enjoyment of what our town has to offer. That’s why we want residents’ help in identifying the best places to put new bins, so that we can effectively target areas which may not be as well served as they could be. Although there is never an excuse to drop litter, we know more bins in the right places can help reduce the amount of litter which is dropped on our streets and in our parks.

“I hope more people enjoying Harlow for leisure and healthy exercise will be a legacy that we can take forward as we emerge from the pandemic, and that the new bins will help to make that a more pleasant experience.”

To take part in the consultation, please visit https://selfserve.harlow.gov.uk/service/Map and use the map to show where you want to see an extra bin. If you can’t get online, you can still participate by writing in to:

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14 Comments for Where would you like to see more bins in Harlow?:

Sue Kadwill
2021-09-28 08:09:44

By Katherines (Tithelands) children’s play area to stop dog owners lobbing their bags over the fence . I walk to the bin by the underpass but many do not

2021-09-28 08:35:53

Cycletracks, Especially where they have seating and get them emptied more frequently as some around town overflow.

2021-09-28 09:43:50

At the number 3 bus stop near the Jehovah’s Witness hall staple tye.

Bruce Downey
2021-09-28 10:16:03

More bins req from potter st to passmores school and parents and teachers to drum into kids to keep HARLOW tidy.

2021-09-28 11:39:12

Along the river to help the rubbish stay out of it. I have been along there with my son collecting rubbish as it gets so bad. There are no bins around the river area other dog litter bins. As a couple of suggestions at the locks and where the bridges are please. I do agree with Bruce that education is key however I do think there are quite a lot of kids that are good at picking up littler just look at the exemplary efforts of the Harlow wombles. The majority want a cleaner and tidier Harlow it's just let down by a few. If Harlow council started handing out fines for litter and dog fowling as the signs say then there would be money in the kitty to fund things like cleaning the pond at the town park of all the green algae.

2021-09-28 11:41:20

Apologies *fouling

2021-09-28 12:12:01

outside passmores school where the kids can use bins instead of throwing on the streets

Paul Harrison
2021-09-28 13:01:04

Definitely around Katherines field/cycle path area ... I was told by a councillor, to use the bins inside the play area for my dog poo bags, but that seems so wrong to me in an area where children play .... Near the foot/cycle path bridge towards Red Willow would also be a good location.

2021-09-28 16:36:05

Out side all takeaways and emptied on a regular basis.

Roy Court
2021-09-28 17:47:23

A larger bin at the Southern Way entrance to Water Lane Field (behind Deer Park). Because there are often rubbish bags lying around the smaller bin already there.

2021-09-28 18:39:59

Harlow has become the Bin.

2021-09-28 18:41:59

More in the Town Park. And emptied more frequently!

2021-09-29 17:12:46

Yes and No. No if they are made of flammable plastic. Best if made of concrete. Harlow Council would help if they backed a "Keep Britain Tidy" or "Take your litter Home with You" Campaign, or got paid Wombles involved with a campaign in the community and especially primary schools. Tackle the illness and the symptoms/ source.

2021-09-29 21:08:35

Change the bins in the park they are tiny they get filled and then the crow pull the whole lot out the bins concrete bins on fields so the footballers can throw there rubbish also remove the benches on the cycle track they are always full of trash as there is no bins and all the kids ans alcoholics sit there and Chuck there trash on the floor

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