Hayley Compton from BBC Radio Nottingham’s early morning show visited Taylor’s on Tuesday 26th September and discussed the trial of ‘Drive-through’ bins at motorway service stations.
Highways England introduced the initiative to keep the motorways clean after more than 40,000 sacks of litter were collected in the North West of England last year. The giant funnel bins were designed so drivers can throw their rubbish out of the window without leaving their vehicle. There have been teething problems with wing mirrors causing damage to the bins however.
Hayley, pictured above, held out a plastic bin for our drivers to aim at as they drove by. Although the results in recent trials have been positive in reducing motorway litter Alan Taylor commented that “In our experience truck drivers are more than happy to use conventional litter bins and if more were provided and regularly emptied, litter levels would reduce which is why we have so many around our site”.