SHOPPERS can now put their drinks cans and newspapers in different bins as they walk the city centre streets.
Special recycling bins have been installed on Bridge Street and Watergate Street to help people to recycle their litter when out and about.
A bin was placed at St Michael’s Precinct, Bridge Street and outside Havana’s on Watergate Street on Tuesday.
The new scheme has been extended to Chester city centre following the success of those already set up throughout Grosvenor Park, the Groves, Castle Drive Promenade and Little Roodee car park.
Waste management officer Grace Parker said: “If these two bins are successful, more will be placed throughout the city centre.
“We have them next to normal bins so they’re not used as a general bin – people have been using them properly. Water bottles and newspapers are most of the rubbish in the city centre.”
The new litter bins will help people to recycle rubbish that would normally be sent to landfill sites and will contribute, in a small but significant way, towards conserving the earth’s resources.
Executive member for the environment at Chester City Council, Jill Houlbrook, said: “We have them in Lache and they work really well there. It means less rubbish is likely to fall on the streets and is encouraging people to recycle outside their own homes. Every little helps!”