Littering bins

Today has seen another blue bin collection day in Walton.

As last time and the time before it has been a bit windy.

I have seen a number of bins on their sides with their contents spilling out and paper and plastic blowing all around.

The fact is that we haven’t been given the right tools for the job.

These top-heavy bins are not fit for purpose and will continue to blow over whenever there is even a slight breeze, particularly on sloping drives or on pavement cambers.

The situation is getting so serious that perhaps the council should consider withdrawing all offences under the various litter acts simply because most of the litter is being caused on bin days.