Mancunian muck is Barnsley brass

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Barnsley manufacturer Wybone has won the tender to design and manufacture 600 litter bins for Manchester City Council as part of a £14.5m crackdown on rubbish.

The bins feature a bee logo that glows in the dark and a unique honeycomb pattern representing the city’s industrial history.

Wybone created the bins to the council’s exact requirements, designing a new ashtray, honeycomb effect and even using a bespoke gloss paint to produce the perfect looking product.

The 600 bins will be appearing across the city centre over the next few weeks, helping to tackle a growing rubbish crisis.

Coun Bernard Priest, Manchester City Council’s deputy leader, said: “These new bins are a major investment in our city centre but we now need members of the public to work with us, understand it’s not acceptable to drop litter, and take responsibility by using the bins.

“This is just one of the many ways in which lasting and visible improvements are being made to our city thanks to the Clean City fund. I’d like to thank residents for their enthusiasm.”

For more information please call Wybone Ltd on 01226 744010 or email