Scarborough is the first coastal town in the north to receive a “Green Seas” bin for beachgoers to recycle their plastic waste
City councils and local businesses welcomed the trash can to arrive
The Green Seas Trust financed the new trash can on Foreshore Road – the first such location in the north.
The eye-catching design of the rubbish bin, which is based on a lifebuoy, and its location have been chosen so that hundreds of beachgoers can use it every day.
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The 1.5 m bin is set up all year round for the disposal of plastic waste such as water bottles, which are then recycled.
The new trash can on Foreshore Road
Scarborough Neighborhood Council Member, Coun Tony Randerson, said, “I am delighted that we have secured a BinForGreenSeas container in Scarborough.
“The Green Seas Trust is a pleasure to work with and I am very grateful for its support. I love our coast and hope this partnership is another step in protecting it for generations to come.”
City Mayor Eric Broadbent added, “This trash can looks amazing and I’m very happy we put it up for the summer season. It’s a great initiative by the Green Seas Trust.
“I know how hard our people work to keep the beaches clean. This new rubbish bin will help residents and visitors to do their part for our coast. “
The arrival of the trash can is due in part to the efforts of the South Bay Traders, a group advocating better recycling facilities by the seaside.
Chairman John Senior MBE said, “I am very excited to see this new trash can. We advocated larger recycling plants and that is in line with the bill.
“I think it’s a great addition to our resort and I hope it will be well used to protect our beautiful coastline.”