#Clean Up Salisbury
In Wiltshire more than 4,000 volunteers have taken part in Clean for the Queen and Great British Spring Clean. Over 200 litter picks have taken place and 31 tonnes of litter have been collected.
We would like you to organise a community litter picking event in Salisbury on either the 2nd, 3rd or 4th March 2018.
How do I get involved?
You can sign up via the Wiltshire Council website http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/cleanupwilts
You can download the Great British Sping Clean Guide here
You can also download the Great British Spring Clean poster here
Who will collect the rubbish?
Wiltshire Council will collect the waste on certain dates, please visit http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/cleanupwilts for full details.
What is the major cause of litter in Wiltshire?
“Food-on-the-go” packaging is by far the major cause of litter, this includes:
Fast food packaging
Much of this is thrown from cars or dropped around town centres and secondary schools!
Are those people on Facebook or other sites who remove waste licensed?
All waste removal companies should be asked to provide proof that they have a valid waste carriers licence through the Environment Agency Public Register before collecting your waste. We also recommend taking details of the vehicle registration and making a note of the location to which the waste disposal company is taking your rubbish. It is worth noting that if someone removes your waste for a fee they cannot use the household recycling centres as it is against the law.
If you think this is happening report it immediately here http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/mywiltshire-online-reporting
What about large household waste, like my old fridge…how do I get rid of that if I don’t drive?
Wiltshire Council offer a large item collection for a small fee and there are a number of local charities who also collect unwanted items, full details can be found here:
I am not sure what I can or cannot put in my bins at home, where can I find advice?
There is loads of great information online here http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/rubbish-collection-days
I have found fly tipping, who do I report it to?
Fly-tipping is a crime and although people may believe that their household waste is being disposed of correctly this is not always the case.
Waste is ultimately the householder's responsibility and they could be held accountable and face a £400 fixed penalty notice or large fines or a prison sentence if convicted in court.
Who is Mucky the Monster I keep hearing about?
Mucky is our naughty litter monster we are using as part of our awareness campaign. Mucky encourages everyone to pick up 5 pieces of litter a day in their area.
If you are aged under 16 there is also the chance to win a £50 Waterstone’s voucher with our Mucky the Monster Competition.
You can use the My Wiltshire App to report fly-tipping in your area. By registering for an account, you will receive updates on your reports progress. For more information, click here