Special recycling bins are being installed at key locations in Bury St Edmunds town centre to allow the public to recycle on the go.
The six bins have two compartments, one for recyclable material and one the other for waste that will go to landfill. Welcoming the bins, St Edmundsbury's Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Suffolk Waste Partnership chairman, Councillor Peter Stevens said:
"St Edmundsbury residents have proved that they are committed to recycling in their homes and these bins allow us to recycle items on the go. The labelling on the bins is also a good reminder about what items go in which bin, just the same as at home. Using the bins reduces our reliance on costly landfill."
The bins have been funded through the Suffolk Waste Partnership with support from the locality budgets of Suffolk County Councillors Mark Ereira-Guyer and Stefan Oliver, and installed by St Edmundsbury Borough Council, which will empty and maintain them.
Local environmental campaigner Karen Cannard is a keen supporter of on-street recycling schemes and helped encourage the recent additions to the scheme in St Edmundsbury. She said:
"It is fantastic to see more of these new-style litter bins in Bury St Edmunds. Facilities like these enable containers such as drinks cans to be recycled and placed back on the shelves in just six weeks, saving 95% of the energy needed to make aluminium from raw materials. So it makes sense to capture as many resources as we can instead of burying them in landfill."