Almost 40% less litter in Selby town centre during Bin it for Good

New figures show less litter on the ground and more in litter bins following the first month of the Bin it for Good initiative.

The latest figures show that between 9 -15 January there was 39% less litter on the floor in the town centre to 12-18 December 2016. This means that Asthma UK will receive the full funding amount of £300 from the Bin it for Good scheme.

Selby District Council joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and gum manufacturer the Wrigley Company in a bid to keep the streets of Selby cleaner as part of the Bin it for Good scheme which transforms litter bins into charity collection pots.

Asthma UK has been chosen to benefit from the scheme by Selby District Council chairman Cllr Stephanie Duckett. In February Cllr Duckett has chosen Macmillan Cancer Care. Members of the public will be able to vote for the final charity to benefit from the scheme shortly.

The Bin it for Good scheme is part of the Council’s Don’t be a Waster – Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign which looks at a different issue each month – in February it will look at reducing food waste.

Executive Member with responsibility for housing, leisure, health and culture, Cllr Richard Musgrave commented, “These figures are fantastic. It’s been great to see that the people of Selby are backing the Bin it for Good scheme.

“Across the district we’ve seen an amazing response with residents, schools and local sports clubs getting involved which shows just how much support there is for campaigns like this that focus on something we all hate – litter!

Cllr Musgrave continued, “We need to respect the place where we all live and remind people that dropping litter is unacceptable.”