New Bin Stores in Salisbury
The placing of the stores should ideally have seen a preliminary consultation process, in which other approaches to the problem of bins could have been raised. These include a suggestion put forward in 2014 when there was a problem with bins in the Market Place, for a lightweight and relatively inexpensive enclosure for them, fronted by lightweight metal. A design for this was produced at the time by James Salman, architect and Civic Society committee member. Reference could also have been made to York and Cambridge, where it seemed that daily collections of bins, or in some cases of sacks, led to very few bins being visible on the streets. A long-term solution for Salisbury should include more regular collections of commercial waste, ideally involving one operator rather than the three or four current ones, all with their own lorries increasing congestion and pollution in the city.