Talking bins encourage Warrington residents to bin their rubbish
05 November 2012
A host of TV stars will congratulate residents for binning their rubbish in Warrington as Keep Britain Tidy’s talking bins are installed across the town centre.
Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, cricketer Phil Tuffnell and X Factor voiceover man Peter Dickson will thank people for putting their rubbish in four talking bins as part of the town’s Love Where You Live campaign.
When fed with rubbish, the bins sing replies such as “I love it when you feed me” and “I’m singing in the bin”. The quirky initiative aims to change people’s bad littering behaviour, with a particular focus on cigarette litter, which makes up 40 per cent of street litter in the UK.
The talking bins will visit Warrington for four weeks. They were first trialled in London and Liverpool and some areas have reported a 300 per cent increase in the amount of litter they collected.
Councillor David Keane, executive board member for environment and public protection, said: “We’re delighted to be an ambassador of the Love Where You Live campaign and hope these talking bins will really get the people of Warrington thinking twice before dropping litter on the floor. We need the support of the whole community to help clean up our streets.”
The campaign encourages people to take pride in their community and do their bit in cleaning it up. Next time you’re in the town centre, keep an ear out for a talking bin near you.