300 new recycling bins for Brighton’s seafront

Brighton & Hove City Council has announced that the city’s busy seafront will have 300 new bins in a bid to increase recycling rates and prevent plastics from ending up in the sea.

The 300 bins will be spread out across the 8 miles (13 kms) seafront from Saltdean to Hove Lagoon, with the greater concentration being in the busiest areas.

The bins will have three separate sections in different colours, with two that reflect the city’s seafront heritage - Brighton Borough blue for plastic bottles and cans and Hove Borough maroon for glass. The third section will be black for ordinary rubbish.

Anne Pissaridou, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) committee, said: “This is fantastic news for everyone who uses the seafront every year.  We want to make it easier for people to recycle, and the new bins will do this. There will be no reason for anyone to leave their plastic bottles, empty cans, glass or rubbish on the beach or next to a bin that may be full. If people find a bin that is full, there will be another very close by they will be able to use.”