Ten new bins have been installed in Baldock town centre as North Herts Council seeks to make it easier for residents to recycle.

Four of the bins are dual purpose, with slots for ordinary litter and for recycling, meaning people can use them for their cans, bottles, glass, paper and card items while out and about.

The other six bins are for general waste only, but have a larger capacity than the previous bins that were in place.

The bins have been installed in various locations in Baldock - the High Street, Whitehorse Street, Church Street, Bell Row, and Station Road.

Cllr Amy Allen, executive member for recycling & waste at North Herts Council, said: “We are delighted to introduce these new bins in Baldock.

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"We know most of our residents are passionate about recycling to help the environment, so it’s great they can now easily recycle their waste while out and about, including plastic bottles and drink cans.

“The larger normal litter bins will give greater capacity for litter and be a more efficient use of our resources around the town centre.

"Please use the bins when out and about and if you can’t find one please take your rubbish home with you.”