The Anonymous Widower

More Bins Are Appearing On The Underground

I took this picture today at Green Park station.

More Bins Are Appearing On The Underground

More Bins Are Appearing On The Underground

I know there are sound reasons for not having bins on the London Underground, but litter also causes its own problem. I also found this article about recycling on the Underground.

So we may be getting there!

February 8, 2013 - Posted by | Transport | ,


  1. It’s interesting to think that these rubbish bags have become a really welcome sight for me when I have rubbish to deposit. I have never appreciated rubbish bins so much.

    Comment by linyangchen | February 15, 2013 | Reply

    • When I was about your age, there were a lot more bins, but then there were no fast food outlets or free newspapers, so they weren’t used as much. We always took our litter home.

      Incidentally, when my wife and I were pushing babies around London, we had to take the dirty nappies home, as they were cloth ones, which were then washed or with the last son, sent to a nappy service. Now that is real recycling.

      Comment by AnonW | February 15, 2013 | Reply

      • Speaking of recycling I wish they had different bins for different recyclables on the Underground, but that’s probably too obstructive to commuter mobility. Feel sad when I see all the perfectly recyclable glass, paper and plastic end up with the landfill trash after just a single use.

        Comment by linyangchen | February 17, 2013

  2. I don’t think it’s as simple as that. Where I used to live in Bury St. Edmunds, all recyclables like paper, glass, aluminium tins and plastic were collected mixed and then the council has a machine that sorts little ends up in landfill.

    Comment by AnonW | February 17, 2013 | Reply

    • In my city we also have two bins, one landfill and the other for every kind of recyclable which gets sorted by them. I hope they have some way of sorting out the stuff in those translucent bags in the Tube, but it’s gonna be difficult when food waste and recyclable waste are mixed up.

      Comment by linyangchen | March 2, 2013 | Reply

  3. […] London is not a city with plenty of litter bins, although clear plastic ones have started to appear in stations. […]

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  4. Nowhere can I find any reference to bins being removed and subsequently forbidden from sub-surface stations by the fire regulations introduced following the Kings Cross Fire. These regulations are still in force, and were re-written as recently as 2009.

    Comment by Stephen | August 6, 2013 | Reply

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