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So take these sunken bins and learn to smile again!

So take these sunken bins and learn to smile again!

Andy Mudd, Head of APSE Solutions, offers a brief overview of the recent Underground Refuse Systems virtual briefing event on Tuesday 14 July.

APSE Solutions and Liverpool City Council are working together to bring Underground Refuse Systems to the UK. 150 people, representing 98 authorities joined a recent online briefing to hear about the benefits of going underground, including:

  • A significant reduction in the cost of refuse and recycling collection.
  • A major reduction in the carbon footprint of collecting waste and recycling.
  • Reduced litter on streets.
  • A more attractive street-scape.
  • Value added commercial waste services.

Attendees were given information about a range of URS designs suitable for different locations. From new housing developments to existing urban areas, to replacing litter bins in parks and on sea fronts, going underground can cuts cost whilst also improving the environment. Liverpool spoke of the city’s compelling vision for transforming areas of terraced housing and the central role that URS is set to play in making that vision a reality for thousands of Liverpool residents.

APSE and Liverpool are in the process of creating a procurement framework to cover underground refuse systems, vehicles to collect them, technology to add functionality to them and cleaning/ maintenance to keep them working properly. The framework is attracting the interest of major European suppliers and is expected to be available for use by all UK contracting authorities in the Autumn of this year.

The APSE Solutions Underground Refuse Hub contains all of our latest articles and events on this innovative and increasingly popular refuse system.

To keep up to date with the latest developments in underground bins click here.

Alternatively, contact Head of APSE Solutions, Andy Mudd at amudd@apse.org.uk.

 

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

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