New gum-buster to beat sticky problem in Sunderland

Councillor, James Blackburn joins members of the City Centre Cleaning team, Ernie Bonsall and Ryan Long to help remove chewing gum off the streets of Sunderland with the new Gumpak maachines.

Councillor, James Blackburn joins members of the City Centre Cleaning team, Ernie Bonsall and Ryan Long to help remove chewing gum off the streets of Sunderland with the new Gumpak maachines.

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A SUPER-strength gum-busting machine is hitting Sunderland to blitz it free of chewing gum.

Sunderland City Council’s two new Gumpak machines will provide a quicker, easier and more affordable way of blasting away the unsightly mess that plagues the city’s streets.

Councillor James Blackburn, portfolio holder for city services at Sunderland City Council, said: “Chewing gum is a very difficult type of litter to deal with and like all litter, it should be disposed of properly.

 

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