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New Solar Powered Smart Bins Installed Throughout Milton Keynes

19 new solar powered smart bins have been installed throughout the city, as the Progressive Alliance works to keep Milton Keynes clean and green.

The solar powered bins are able to take more litter than standard bins, as they crush and compact the litter using the solar energy.

They even have a monitoring system, so that the Council knows when they need to be emptied.

Councillor Lauren Townsend, Cabinet Member for Public Realm, said: “These smart bins are great for our environment and great for our streets.

More residents now have access to a smart bin to use when they’re out and about, and we’re following up with installing 75 more dual bins on estates and highstreets throughout the city.”

The smart bins are part of the Progressive Alliance’s plan to deliver high-quality essential services that keep our city running well.

You can find the new smart bins in Central Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Fenny Stratford, Stony Stratford, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Woburn Sands, Wolverton and New Bradwell.

Councillor Jennifer Wilson Marklew, Cabinet Member for Climate Action and Sustainability said: “The Progressive Alliance is determined to keep the streets of Milton Keynes green and tidy, and this is just one way we’re achieving that.”

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