New litter bins installed – thanks to McDonalds sponsorship
Four new litter bins have been installed along Watling Street in Wilnecote – with two of them paid for by McDonalds.
The fast food chain has sponsored two of the bins close to its new restaurant in Watling Street, with Tamworth Borough Council funding two more.
Vicky Bates, Business Manager at the Watling Street restaurant, said the sponsorship of the bins was part of the company’s commitment to the local environment, which also includes carrying out three litter patrols every day.
“We don’t want to have an adverse impact of the environment and we want to encourage people to throw their litter away responsibly,” she said.
“Providing litter bins near to the restaurant is one way of educating people to dispose of their rubbish properly. We also encourage residents and businesses to contact us if they see McDonalds litter, and we will make sure that it is picked up as part of our regular litter patrols.”
The four bins have now been concreted into place outside the restaurant, near the railway bridge, close to the traffic island and outside the parish hall.
Cllr Stephen Doyle, Cabinet member for the Environment, supported by Wilnecote ward member, Cllr Tina Clements, said: “Litter is a major concern to residents, and it is fair to say that there are always litter worries when a new fast food outlet opens.
“We are delighted that McDonalds is listening to these concerns and is working with us to reduce litter in and around Watling Street.”