'Binfrastructure' - The right bin in the right place

2nd October 2020

Defra published the Litter Strategy for England in April 2017, setting out their aim to deliver a substantial reduction in litter and littering within a generation. Good binfrastructure - the provision of litter disposal infrastructure -  is a key element of the Litter Strategy for England, along with education and awareness and improving enforcement.

This guide for local authorities and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in England sets out a recommended approach to binfrastructure, with regard to the design, number and location of public litter bins and other items of street furniture designed to capture litter. 

A capital grant scheme for the purchase of litter bins, open to local authorities, is expected to be launched later this year. Applicants for this grant will be expected to have an existing litter strategy in place.

If you would like to receive information about this grant scheme launch, please email litterbins@wrap.org.uk