Cleaner Routes to Schools - Litter Bin Provision
A likely improvement in areas near High Schools was perceived to be an increased provision of high standard, suitable litter bins. To address this, it was planned over many years, and at an early stage of liaison with Schools to supply and fit suitable high quality containers intensively along the key routes to and from the High School.
In addition, the new litter bins were designed to carry the High School logo. It was hoped that by having the logo, the school pupils & staff were taking responsibility for the litter issue and are subsequently increasing their care and concern for the environment. This level of ownership was essential to the success of this campaign. In addition there were perceived media opportunities with Land Services Officers, School Pupils and Elected Members, with all outcomes seen as positive. In addition there would also clearly be an improvement in cleanliness and litter levels within the specific area, to the satisfaction of the Council, Community, Residents, tourists and other stakeholders. We have implemented this in McLaren, Wallace & Balfron High Schools, currently continuing the work in Bannockburn.