London Underground has increased the number of bins on the tube by 25%, as part of a campaign to encourage commuters not to litter.
The campaign, in partnership with the Mayor of London, Metro newspapers and Keep Britain Tidy will push the use of the Underground’s bins, which have increased by 166 to a total of 800.
London Underground strategy and commercial director Richard Parry said: “We believe that providing more bins will make it easier for our customers to get rid of their rubbish and over the last few months have increased the number of bins on the network by 25%.
“All rubbish placed in any of our stations bins is sorted and we recycle everything that we can. Over the years LU has made every effort to recycle waste and we now recycle over two thirds of rubbish left on the Tube network.”
The news follows criticisms by Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesman Mike Tuffrey in March 2011, who claimed that the lack of bins has “blocked many attempts to encourage greater recycling”.