Dedicated chewing gum bins for Isle of Man capital
- 13 September 2013
- From the section Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin
Dedicated chewing gum bins are to be introduced in the capital of the Isle of Man to help clean up the streets.
The 32 bins - called Gumdrops - will be trialled outside schools and other places in Douglas affected by chewing gum stains.
The used gum collected in the bins will be recycled to produce new bins.
A spokesman from Douglas Borough Council said the cost of the bins will be "largely offset by a saving in street cleansing costs."
He added: "Chewing gum waste is litter that blights our streets.
"It's unsightly and time-consuming and costly to remove and that cost has to be borne by the ratepayers of Douglas."