A resident is calling for more to be done to tackle Bridlington’s litter problem which she says has been made worse because there are too few bins.
Amanda Henderson moved from York five years ago and said she was “appalled” by the amount of litter blighting the streets.
“There were a lot of comments online blaming the public for all the litter. But I noticed a lack of bins and thought something else must be going wrong.”
Amanda lodged a formal complaint with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to bring more bins to the streets.
“They then told me there were a lot of new bins on their way. After I made the complaint I was told more bins would be placed around town. But then I was told they were only going to replace current bins.”
A spokesperson for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said : “We would refute the assertion that there are not enough litter bins in the town - there are 372 litter bins in Bridlington alone, We have for many years been working in partnership with Bridlington Town Council to renew and maintain this provision. For example, in the area of the seafront, we have replaced a number of 100 litre capacity bins with new 240 litre capacity bins. All the bins in the town are dual purpose.”