Bins across south Bucks have been transformed into giant charity collection tins this week as part of the Keep Britain Tidy initiative.

Residents have been encourage to support charities by filling public litter bins across the county with rubbish.

The charities will receive a maximum of £300 each – depending on how much litter is put into the bin.

Stickers are being placed on bins in Beaconsfield, Chesham and High Wycombe advertising different charities, including South Bucks Hospice and Wycombe Homeless Collection.

Chiltern District Council cabinet member for environment, Mike Smith, said: “We’re encouraging people to do the right thing by disposing of their litter responsibly and there’s the added incentive that in doing so, they are helping local charities.

“A common issue we experience is ‘careful littering’, when waste is intentionally left on street furniture.

“Despite what might be good intentions, the act is still considered littering.

“We hope this campaign will make people think twice about the benefit of putting rubbish in the bin, keeping our streets clean, whilst helping charities at the same time.”