The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has introduced a new set of litter bins to avoid thievery.

The Litter bins which have been positioned at vantage points for pedestrians to drop in their garbage are usually being stolen or destroyed by unknown assailants.

The AMA in a reactive measure introduced the new litter bins which will be caged and kept under lock to prevent them from being stolen or destroyed.

Deputy Head of Waste Management at the AMA, Victor Kottey said the Assembly is determined to safeguard the bins because it caused a lot of resources.

“The reason behind this is that, the money invested in it is huge, and the bins are expensive.”

He mentioned that the AMA used to have can litter bins with cover but people misused them and maintenance was also an issue, hence, the decision to now use plastic bins.

According to him, the new bins will be more secure as people cannot misuse them.

The new bins will be kept under lock, so one cannot take it away or open the bigger lid to dump their refuse in. The only access will be to use the small space provided atop the bin for litters to be dropped.

The AMA intends to provide avenue for companies to advertise their products on the bins as well.

According to the Assembly, the advertising bins will come with a long pole and the companies would be charged for advertising on these poles.