Bin It For Good - how your litter can support good causes!

Local bins have been transformed into giant charity collection tins as part of the Keep Britain Tidy 'Bin It For Good' campaign.

Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils have signed up to the campaign which aims to encourage residents to support charities by using the public litter bins.

Stickers are being placed on bins in Beaconsfield, Chesham and High Wycombe advertising a different local charity for a month.  The more litter in the bin, the more money the charity will get; up to a maximum of £300 per charity.

Cllr Mike Smith, Chiltern District Council's Portfolio Holder for Environment explained: "We're encouraging people to do the right thing by disposing of their litter responsibly and there's the added incentive that in doing so, they are helping local charities.

"A common issue we experience is 'careful littering', when waste is intentionally left on street furniture. Despite what might be good intentions, the act is still considered littering. We hope this campaign will make people think twice about the benefit of putting rubbish in the bin, keeping our streets clean, whilst helping charities at the same time."

The bins are appearing in several places around High Wycombe, Chesham and Beaconsfield town centres and are labelled with stickers.  We are delighted to confirm that Chesham will be supporting The Pepper Foundation during the month of FEBRUARY.  We could be awarded up to a maximum of £300 if all the public litter bins are filled throughout the month.

So if you live in Chesham please do use the public litter bins (we are sure you already do!), and encourage all your friends, colleagues and family members to support this fantastic campaign to keep our town centres free of litter whilst supporting your favourite local charities.  It's a no brainer!