New litter barrows called ‘StreetBoss’ will soon be helping to keep Nottingham clean and help maintain its status as Britain’s Cleanest City.

‘StreetBoss’ is a new multi-functional sustainable litter collection unit which encompasses a range of practical solutions for daily cleansing tasks; including litter picking, sweeping, bio hazard collection, detritus and dog fouling removal.

Manufactured in Britain and designed in partnership with street cleansing operatives, the unit is half the weight of a hand barrow (just 15Kg with tools) and comes with removable bags so is ideal for narrow passageways, steps and kerbs – ensuring every part of Nottingham is kept clean.

The StreetBoss also allows the operator to segregate litter at street level and productivity is increased thanks to its unique tool storage facility.

Nottingham will have nine units altogether – five for the city centre and another four for key neighbourhoods hotspots.

Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Nottingham City Council, said: “We were delighted when we were asked to be involved in the research and development of StreetBoss. We truly believe this system will help to revolutionise street cleansing as we know it – increasing productivity throughout any cleaning service and help keep Nottingham clean for our visitors and citizens.”

Carly Cooper, Senior Area Sales Manager for Helping Hands Environmental, said: “Nottingham City Council has worked very closely with The Helping Hand Company in helping to manufacture the new innovative multi-functional Litter Collection System, ‘StreetBoss’ The product has been field trialled across the city and has proved itself to be an essential daily tool for the street cleansing operatives. With it’s unique ‘Push & Pick’ feature productivity is increased while having the ability to segregate the litter at street level.”