Recycling bins have been installed in a major park as part of a trial that could lead to a similar system implemented across the city.

The new bins, which have sprung up around Verulamium Park in St Albans, have a separate compartment for the recycling of plastics and tins alongside one for general waste.

They are located between the River Ver and the lake, and their use and effectiveness will be monitored over the next three months.

Cllr Daniel Chichester-Miles, responsible for the environment at St Albans City and District Council, said: “These new recycling bins mean that park users will be able to recycle their plastic bottles and food trays, as well as cans.

“The aim is to eventually replace all the waste bins in Verulamium Park with these new recycling bins.”

If the trial proves successful, it is hoped that the system will be rolled out across all other council-run parks in St Albans.