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Voting Bins on the Grassmarket

By Keep Scotland Beautiful


Existing bins on Grassmarket were retrofitted to allow people to vote with their trash!

Campaign Name: Voting bins
Delivered By: Keep Scotland Beautiful
Main Objective: Behaviour change, infrastructure/access/technology
Type: Infrastructure: physical intervention (incl. bins)
Location: Urban


The voting bins were designed as part of Neat Streets, an extended project on Grassmarket which experimented with ways to cut littering on the historic street.

The bins were created by adding plastic sheets to the front of existing bins and turning them into an interactive bin that allowed people to vote with their trash!

Headline Finding

People love to have a say in the issues that matter to them so the question in these voting bins is key to make sure you can tap into an issue that matters to local people!


This is a fun and easy intervention which adapt existing bins. If the bins in your area do not have two spaces to allow for voting you could look at getting two side by side or having a bin specially built.

When choosing your questions it's a good idea to think of something topical or local that the people using the bin will be interested in answering. Are there two rival football teams or famous local bands you could ask a question about to get people engaged?

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