New larger glass recycling banks are being installed across the borough to enhance and encourage glass recycling.
Havant Borough Council, with Norse South East (NSE), has agreed to introduce large 10,700 litre enclosed eye-catching skips that are nine times larger than current glass collection bins.
Fitted with a sensor device, the new glass recycling banks will also allow for remote monitoring of capacity available, before emptying is required, reducing the environmental impact of unnecessary repeated collections.
The larger glass recycling banks will begin to be installed at locations across the borough during the next couple of weeks, making it easier than ever for residents to recycle more of their bottles and jars quickly and easily.
Councillor Lulu Bowerman, Cabinet lead for Environmental Services at Havant Borough Council, said: “I am very pleased for the introduction of these new larger glass banks that will allow residents to recycle even more glass.
"The new technology combined with the increase in size will prevent unsightly and overflowing areas in the borough. It will also reduce the number of trips made to empty the banks, reducing our carbon footprint – in line with the council’s corporate strategy.
"The new method of collection, by a skip carrying vehicle, will also reduce the risks to collection crews and the concerning sound levels identified with smashing glass when emptied."