Recycling bins trialled in Verulamium Park
New recycling bins have been installed at Verulamium Park as the first step in a long-term plan to roll out similar bins across council-run parks.
The new bins have a compartment for the recycling of plastics and tins, alongside another for general refuse.
So far, St Albans City and District Council has replaced four waste bins in the award-winning St Albans park with the new recycling bins.
The new recycling bins are located between the River Ver and the lake. Their use will be monitored over the next three months to check whether waste is being separated correctly.
If the trial is successful, a further 11 waste bins in the park will be replaced with recycling bins early next year. Over time, there are plans to replace all 52 waste bins in the park with the new recycling bins.
Verulamium Park is the first council-owned park to have recycling bins. If the recycling bins prove popular, then the Council will look at installing similar bins at its two other parks: Rothamsted Park; and Clarence Park.
Councillor Daniel Chichester-Miles, Environmental Portfolio Holder for St Albans City and District Council, said: “These new recycling bins mean that park users will be able to recycle their plastic bottles and food trays, as well as cans. The aim is to eventually replace all the waste bins in Verulamium Park with these new recycling bins.”
Verulamium Park is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland close to St Albans City centre and is a popular attraction throughout the year with wide range of facilities.
The park is named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands. The old Roman City walls and outline of the London Gate can still be seen.
Near-by Verulamium Museum displays hundreds of remarkable objects that have been excavated from the park.
More information about Verulamium Park is available on the Council's website.
Cllr Daniel Chichester-Miles, Environmental Portfolio Holder for St Albans City and District Council
Tel: 01727 819281
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Amanda Wilkinson, Senior Communications Officer, St Albans City and District Council
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