IMPROVEMENTS are set to be made to the way in which street bins are maintained and collected.

The borough has 1,800 street bins, all of which were assessed and reviewed by ward members at engagement events.

Changes to the way in which bins are used includes providing residents with the ability to dispose of dog waste in any of the general litter street bins and

tagging street bins with a unique reference number and contact details to report any issues.

Damaged and impractical bins will also be removed or replaced and a review will be made to look at the frequency of emptying schedules.

Coun Roy Miller said: “This new way of operating will modernise our working practices, leading to an improved service for our residents. Customer reporting will be strengthened, and our new processes will make sure we are efficient and sustainable as a service.

"Customer feedback will be vital throughout the changes to help us deliver the right service in the right place at the right time.

“I would like to thank all 21 ward members who have worked closely with us to introduce these changes. Their local knowledge, insight and experience were vital in the decision-making process."