Eastbourne Borough Council has installed 15 combined litter and dog waste bins at car parks across Eastbourne Downland as part of continuous work to keep the town tidy. 

These bins replace separate dog waste and litter bins and as well as being newer and bigger, they feature a better design that prevents litter being blown away by the wind or from seagulls and foxes gaining access. 

Councillor Colin Swansborough, Cabinet member for Climate Change, Place Services and Special Projects, said: “These bins are a perfect fit for the Downs because there is only one opening so the wind cannot circulate through them and blow out rubbish.

“Our Downland is a huge natural asset for Eastbourne and we want to keep it clean and beautiful for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. With these extra bins there is no excuse for people using the countryside to drop litter or leave dog mess behind and anyone found doing so could be fined. 

“Well done to our Neighbourhood First and Environment First teams working together to get these in place.” 

The locations of the new bins include Beachy Head Car Park, Beachy Head West layby, Shooters Bottom, Butts Brow Car Park, Dukes Drive, Warren Hill. 

Their capacity is 140 litres compared to the 80 litre old-style bins.