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Robo-bin comes to Enfield

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22 August 2016

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Enfield Council is introducing state of the art self-compacting rubbish bins in parks across the borough as part of wider efforts to keep Enfield tidy.

Enfield Council is introducing state of the art self-compacting rubbish bins in parks across the borough as part of wider efforts to keep Enfield tidy.

The "Big Belly" bins work by automatically detecting how full they are and then crushing the contents to create up to five times more space. The technology means bins don't need to be emptied as often and are less likely to overflow, which then spoils our parks and ruins the street scene.

The Council has purchased eight bins so far and they are placed in Trent, Broomfield, Groveland's, Oakwood, Town, Aldersbrook and Forty Hall parks.

Enfield Council spends around £4.5 million a year keeping the borough clean and hopes the new bins will help reduce that cost by increasing capacity and helping to meet residents expectations for high standards of cleanliness.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: "These bins are incredibly sophisticated and will play an important role in cutting the amount of time our staff need to spend emptying bins.

"That means we can allocate more resources tackling the environmental issues that really annoy people such as fly-tipping, graffiti and dog fouling.

"However there is absolutely no point installing these new bins if people don't use them, so I'm urging residents to help us keep our borough clean by using our bins. Together we can drive out the scourge of rubbish dumping in our parks and on our streets. To that end, we'd be hugely grateful if residents could report any other problems to us through the 'Report It' function on our website so we can sort them out promptly."