The Litter Act 1983, subsections 5 and 6 give Amble Town Council the power to provide litter bins in streets and public places.
From April 2012 although Northumberland County Council continue to empty bins, the responsibility for maintenance and replacement will come to the Town Council. If any more are needed or if any fall into disrepair or are vandalised, whether to erect, repair or replace them will be Amble Town Council’s decision.
N.C.C. has said no further Dog bins will be allowed- dog waste can be put into a litter bin (or your domestic landfill waste bin), therefore any replacement or additional bin will be one of these.
Between 2012 and the present date, the Town Council have been carrying out a review on the locations of litter bins, and re-positioning bins where appropriate.
In 2014 new gull proof style bins were purchased for Leazes Street.
In 2015 new bins were purchased for the town centre including High Street garden, the car park next to the Tourist Information Centre and Queen Street.
In 2016, new bins were placed along the promenade and in 2017, in partnership with Warkworth Harbour Commissioners, the bins on the beach walkway in Harbour Road were replaced.
Having replaced all those in the central town area, a review of all others is taking place with the aim of first replacing litter bins where necessary, then looking into putting bins in place where dog bins are currently positioned.
Each litter bin costs around £700, so please report any vandalism you witness.