Cllr Jack Scott, “Phil The Bin” and Darren Butt with the new Barbecue bins
The Streets Ahead team is helping residents ‘Keep Sheffield Stainless’ by installing barbecue bins in public spaces, including Devonshire Green, this summer.
Phil the Bin, the city’s anti-littering mascot, paid a visit to the Green to urge picnickers to look out for the shiny steel bins and use them to dispose of their barbecues and hot coals safely.
Phil is on a mission this year to get all residents and visitors to help “fill the bin”, whether that means barbecue bins, regular bins or the increasing number of recycling bins that can be found across the city.
Councillor Jack Scott, Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene, said: “As the weather hot’s up we know that residents will be using the public spaces across the city to have barbecues and socialise. We are encouraging this but also asking them to take responsibility for their litter use the barbecue and recycling bins provided.
“Each month the Streets Ahead team collects over 500 tonnes of waste across the city and, while our street cleaners do a great job, we need all residents, businesses and visitors to take care of their communities and not drop the litter in the first place.”
Darren Butt, Operations Director for the Streets Ahead team, said: “Summer is one of our busiest times of the year because everyone is out enjoying the nice weather. We have over 120 street cleaners working day and night to keep the city spotless.
“However, litter is something that is very noticeable. If each resident, business or visitor disposed of their litter responsibly, then we could ensure it is a better place for everyone to live in.”
Posted by jackjosiahscott on July 12, 2014
The Street Cleaning Flash Mob!
Shoppers on Fargate had a surprise when they found themselves surrounded by yellow clad street cleaners who gave their anti-littering message in their own unique way.
The cleaners were accompanied by college student Becky Friskney singing the Lulu hit ‘Shout’ as a way of shouting about the city’s new Stainless Sheffield campaign. They were also accompanied by the campaign mascot Phil the Bin who entertained on lookers with this dance moves.
The ‘Keep Sheffield Stainless’ campaign was launched earlier in the year to encourage people to take pride in their communities and play their part in keeping the city clean.
Cllr Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene, said: “We are immensely proud of our city and work hard to ensure that it is clean and stainless. We have over 120 street cleaners across the city working day in day out to ensure that the city is kept clean.
“However, litter is something that is very noticeable and if each resident, business or visitor disposed of their litter responsibly then we could ensure it was a better place for everyone to live in.”
The Street Cleaning Manager for Streets Ahead, Sara Bradley said: “People don’t always notice street cleaners but they certainly noticed them today!
“It was all a bit of fun but behind it there was a serious message we really wanted to shout about, which is why we chose the Lulu song.
“We work really hard to keep the city looking its best but everyone can play their part by using the litter bins provided, including an increasing number of recycling bins.
“These will both help the environment and reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill.”
For more information on Streets Ahead works visit http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetsahead
Posted by jackjosiahscott on July 11, 2014