#Clean Up Salisbury 2018
As part of the Great British Spring Clean several litter picking events took place across Salisbury on the 23rd, 24th and 25th March 2018. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part and did their bit to keep Britain tidy!
Groups involved where:
Keep Bemerton Tidy (Gainsborough Close, Bemerton Health)
St Martin's School
The grounds of Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre
The open space behind Studio Theatre and Ashley Road
St Francis and Stratford Ward, meeting at Victoria Park
Various locations in Harnham, meeting at Harnham Social Club at 10.00am
The Friary, meeting at the Community Centre at 10.00am
Various locations in Lower Bemerton, meeting at the car park opposite St John's Place at 2.00pm
Below are a few pictures of some of the great litter picking events!
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.
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.
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