County goes for clean sweep

County goes for clean sweep

Cllr Hoque has launched the next phase of Wiltshire Council’s Clean Up campaign.

From this month, the council’s street scene vehicles carry messages showing the amount of waste illegally deposited in the county and the cost of collecting it.

A road show in which  more than 2,000 people were involved raised awareness of litter across the county, the need to reduce the impact on the environment and costs incurred by having to pick up litter.

Clean Up Wilts is a countywide campaign, sponsored by Landmarc Support Services, to reduce the annual £2.5million bill taxpayers pay to clean up Wiltshire. More than 100 businesses signed the Clean Up Wilts pledge to reduce waste.

Landmarc and other businesses have either sponsored litter bins or provided them direct. The council’s contractor idverde provided supporting activities to local communities to assist them in picking up litter from local hot-spot areas.

Tackling litter is vital and Wiltshire Council continues to promote the anti-litter message aimed at changing behaviour.

Cllr Hoque, Portfolio Holder for Streetscene said: “The campaign is a great way to let people know about the wider issues around litter, and to offer advice on how to reduce, re-use and recycle.

“We hope people will continue to promote the anti-litter message and take part in  in community events to help tackle litter hot-spots in their areas.”

 

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