11 June 2014

Lapping up litter!

Meet the latest weapon in the war against litter in Brighton & Hove - The Glutton.

The council has expanded its fleet of Glutton street cleaning machines and six can now be seen out and about in the city.

Similar to a giant vacuum cleaner, the Glutton devours all types of litter, covering a bigger area than the traditional barrow and broom and providing a speedy and efficient way to sweep the pavements.

Councillor Pete West, chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee said: “We are always looking for new ways to improve our services and keep the streets clean and the Glutton machines are a great addition to our fleet.

“Of course, we prefer people didn't drop litter in the first place, and we urge everyone to act responsibly towards our environment, use the bins or take their litter home. But all else fails, it’s good to have the back-up of the Gluttons!”