whole new meaning to junk mail!
ESSEX COUNCILLORS are concerned that people cannot tell the difference
between poop scoop bins and post boxes, as letters keep
turning up in the dog litter bins. The dog bins are painted red and
are a similar shape to modern post boxes, although most of these are
situated in parks, whereas post boxes are usually situated on streets.
Basildon Councils environment committee highlighted the problem
during a recent discussion on allowing advertising on bins.
Councillor Tony Ball, of Wickford South, suggested the council should
place advertising on the doggy bins to help people distinguish them
from post boxes.
He said: The idea came up as several committee members said
they had heard of instances where people had been posting letters
in dog litter bins instead of post boxes.
A council spokesman said: We have 150 dog litter bins across
the district and we have never had a report of something like this
happening. Any potential confusion is soon to be cured as the colour
of the latest batch of dog litter bins is grey.
The committee recommended the council approve a deal with Trash Media.
It will mean the company providing litter bins free of charge, in
return for the council giving it exclusive advertising rights.
The Essex Chronicle said they would now look at whether companies
could advertise on dog litter bins.
Clearly, with so many letters turning up amongst the deposits on dog
poo bins, it adds a whole new meaning to junk mail being a load of
. . . !