A HUDDERSFIELD man has come up with a fun way to beat the town's litter problem - but he needs your help.
Colin Baldwin, of Edgerton, put forward the idea of holding a litter bin designing competition for children, to help change attitudes to litter.
Examiner readers have been sending in their suggestions for tackling litter and graffiti since we launched our Clean Up The Town campaign.
Mr Baldwin said the idea came to him after a trip to America with his wife, Ann. They saw schoolchildren designing bins for a contest.
He said bin designs included a wide-mouthed frog, animals, robots and a "gum gobbler" - a grotesque head with an open mouth for chewing gum.
The comedy top section was attached to a removable bin that could be easily collected.
Mr Baldwin said: "Their entries were clever, attractive and often humorous."
He is the organiser of Huddersfield Theatregoers Club and said they would provide £250 in prize money towards such a scheme.
However, they cannot run it, due to the manpower needed to organise the competition and look at issues such as health and safety.
He is appealing for local businesses, schools or Kirklees Council to run the competition if they like the idea.
He added: "The campaign to clean up Huddersfield should get widespread public support. This is a non-heavy-handed way of tackling the litter and it attracts children.
"Punishments are one way of solving the litter problem, but changing the culture and making it an attractive idea to clear up litter is another idea."
Anyone interested in taking on the scheme should phone Mr Baldwin on 01484 420542 next week.
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