Thanet District Council, Kent

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Posters urging beach visitors to clean up and recycle their waste feature on a series of recycling units installed along a heritage coastline.
A total of 12 bespoke recycling bins were created for Thanet District Council after it teamed up with Rotary Clubs in Thanet and utility company Southern Water to increase the recycling capacity along the area’s main bathing beaches.
The bins, based on the Derby Richmond design, have an extra large 360 litre capacity to serve the hundreds of visitors who head to the beach during summer season.
Children across the area took part in a competition organised by Rotary Clubs in Thanet to design posters to feature on the bins.
The winning posters educating people on the environmental benefits of recycling are showcased on the bins to keep the coastline looking its best.
The galvanised steel recycling bins have a large round aperture to encourage people to deposit cans and bottles for recycling.
They complement the beach backdrop with a Signal Blue powder coating complete with primer and topcoat to protect against the coastal weather conditions.
Rotary Clubs in Thanet led the project, drawing the community together to bring about real change for the environment.
The new recycling stations have been installed at key locations where they are needed most.Units have been installed at either end of Viking Bay and Ramsgate Main Sands, in addition to two double units at either end of Margate Main Sands.Units will also be installed at Minnis Bay, West Bay, St Mildred’s Bay and Westbrook Bay, providing Thanet beach users with more opportunities to recycle their waste responsibly.


Year Completed:

2022

Project Value:

£115,000

Location:

Thanet, Kent


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