11 Apr 2012

Request for Litter bin, Church road.Mersey Park Primary School.

Dear Mr Cleary

Thank you for your request in reference to the above which was logged on 13 March 2012.

The cost of satisfying the demand for litter bins continually exceeds the financial resources allocated for this provision.  Therefore all requests to install litter bins are assessed by the Departments area managers who deal with the Street Cleansing service.  They will periodically, as and when requests are made for litter bins to be installed, consider the requests against a pre-determined set of criteria and recommends in what priority order the installations should be carried out.  When assessing litter bin instalation requests the department will assess the installation based on the locations need and relevant factors. This would entail large amounts of litter being discarded in the area, near to or at the specific location requested, ie Schools, Shops, Bus stops etc. 

The scheduled cleanse for Church road is carried out on a weekly basis, which is currently deemed adequate enough to deal with the amount of litter that may accumilate between the cleansing cycles for this residential area.  However, the location will be inspected based on the above criteria and if a litter bin is deemed necessary, one will be installed in due course.

Thank you for bringing this matter to the Departments attention.  Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this matter further, then please contact Streetscene on the telephone number below.

Yours sincerely

Assistant Contracts Manager
Through Streetscene
Technical Services

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