We're delighted to see the introduction of eight new “Bigbelly” bins in streets in the town centre, funded through Arun District Council’s allocation from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
The installation of Bigbelly bins aims to improve cleanliness of the town centre. It is the first UKSPF project to be delivered in Bognor Regis, and is being driven by Bognor Regis BID working in partnership with Arun District Council’s Cleansing Team.
Bigbelly units include a solar powered internal compactor so, while each unit takes up roughly the same footprint of an existing street bin, they can hold eight times more waste. Bigbelly bins offer both pull handles and foot pedals to access, and the contained receptacle prevents refuse from blowing back out of open sides. The bins are also fitted with separate containers for cigarette butts which reduces the risk from fire, meaning that the bins are unlikely to be taken out of action. The project includes installation of the units, plus ongoing maintenance and additional cleaning for the specialist units.
The Bigbelly bins project was submitted by local partners including the BID, Bognor Regis Town Council, Bognor Regis Regeneration Board Arun District Council and the University of Chichester working together through the “Bognor Regis Town Centre Forum”. Other projects to be delivered in 2023, 2024 and 2025 aim to combat negative perceptions of Bognor Regis, improve the cleanliness and security of the town centre and creating a welcoming experience for our residents and visitors, both during the day and at night.