HUNDREDS of new ‘state-of-the-art’ bins are being rolled-out across Trafford’s parks.

Following the introduction of 310 trio litter bins along Trafford’s high streets and school zones earlier in the year, a further 145 new bins will be installed in all the borough’s parks.

It is hoped the new litter bins will help park users and residents to recycle outside of the home.

Trio litter bins have two recycling compartments; one for cans and plastic bottles and the other for mixed paper and card.

A third compartment is for general rubbish which cannot be recycled, including dog waste.

All bins also have an ashtray on top, where cigarette butts can be safely extinguished and disposed of.

The bins will be installed near entrances and exits near children’s play areas.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s executive councillor for environment, said: “The trio litter bins have been a great addition to high streets and now parks.

“Trafford is already the best performing borough in Greater Manchester for household waste recycling, so we want to continue this fantastic trend outside of the home environment.

“Keeping Trafford tidy, clean and green is one of our top priorities, so we want to make it as easy as possible for our residents, visitors and park users to dispose of their litter in the most environmentally friendly way.”

As the new trio bins are installed, older open top bins will be removed.

Cllr Adshead said the open top bins were considered too small and were particularly vulnerable to anti-social abuse.

He hopes the trio bins will help encourage recycling, reduce misuse of bins and reduce opportunistic wildlife removing litter and creating a mess.

The roll-out follows on recent Keep Britain Tidy study which revealed that 1 in 4 people admit to ‘carefully’ littering.

This is when somebody carefully places and leaves their litter on a surface or location where they think it will not cause a problem.

The One Trafford Partnership said they will continue working with partners and community groups such as Keep Britain Tidy, Trafford Housing Trust, schools and Friends of Parks groups to encourage more people to recycle on the go and responsibly dispose of litter.