What is Sheffield Council doing to prevent overflowing bins as spring sunshine arrives?

This was one of several overflowing bins in Endcliffe Park last weekend, according to reader Peter Wolstenholme
This was one of several overflowing bins in Endcliffe Park last weekend, according to reader Peter Wolstenholme
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The arrival of the spring sunshine has unsurprisingly attracted a deluge of visitors to Sheffield's numerous parks and green spaces.

But the beauty of the blossoms and sun-drenched lawns has in places been spoiled by the sight of overflowing bins, like this one spotted in Endcliffe Park by reader Peter Wolstenholme last Sunday, March 26.

He said it was not the only bin spilling over in the park that day, and his photo prompted us to ask Sheffield Council what is being done to ensure this does not become a familiar picture in our parks this spring and summer.

A council spokeswoman said its Streets Ahead team, run by contractor Amey, is responsible for street bins across the city, with 120 workers involved in emptying them. She said the team has a 'robust' bin-emptying programme, using local data to ensure rubbish is collected regularly enough.

Park bins are the responsibility of council gardeners to empty during the week, as part of their routine work, she added, with the frequency depending on how busy each site is.

At weekends, the council has staff working across the city to collect litter and empty bins.

As for Endcliffe Park, the council said said bins there are listed to be emptied on a daily basis at weekends, so rubbish should be collected each Saturday and Sunday morning.

Is your local park plagued by litter or overflowing bins, or do you want to praise the job being done by gardeners and litter pickers? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or by emailing robert.cumber1@jpress.co.uk.