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More bins and a clean city centre, surrounding areas and river's embankment

We the undersigned petition the council to provide more bins in the city centre and surrounding areas, as well as along the Ouse and Foss rivers' embankments. We also petition the council to clean the bushes and locked vegetation sites surrounding the city centre, e.g. on Foss Island and the railway track beside Marygate Car Park.

Reducing the number of bins was a deliberate choice of the City Council to save money during collection, but this has become a problem. Now there is an absurd amount of litter in and around the city centre of York. This issue has two factors. On one side, the people who are responsible for leaving cans, bottles and all sorts of packages behind, regardless of whether they are residents or tourists. On the other side, also responsible is the City Council, as the number of bins available is far below what is needed. The bins location map shows large areas without a single bin in the city centre and surrounding areas. Additionally, existing bins described as large are much smaller than in other touristic cities, such as Scarborough. See the map of bins here:

The situation is terrible inside bushes or vegetation in restricted access areas like those behind locked gates. The issue is particularly relevant because the city often gets flooded. When it is constantly raining, it is not difficult to see gutters obstructed by litter on the sides of the roads.

This ePetition ran from 15/04/2022 to 15/06/2022 and has now finished.

26 people signed this ePetition.


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