Saturday, March 11, 2017



Over 300 volunteers rallied together last weekend (3 to 5 March) to take part in the biggest ever litter campaign; Great British Spring Clean, and collected over 700 bags of rubbish.
All communities across North Lincolnshire were called on to help clean up their community and country.
Volunteers were out in force across the weekend litter picking and tidying up their communities in places such as Epworth, Ashby, Barton, Scunthorpe, Brigg and Bonby.
The Great British Spring Clean is led by Keep Britain Tidy to get a million litter heroes to get outdoors, get active and help clear up rubbish that lies around us.
If every adult picked up just one piece of litter and put it in a bin, that would be more than 50 million pieces of rubbish disposed of.
Coun Neil Poole, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “The Great British Spring Clean in North Lincolnshire was a huge success. We saw hundreds of people out and about in their communities litter picking. Our Neighbourhood Services team collected over 700 bags of rubbish from the volunteers.
“Many of the groups that took part in the big clean-up have said they are going to continue litter picking in their community. This highlights the great pride residents have in their communities.
“Our officers do a great job of litter picking in North Lincolnshire, however it is a constant battle with people dropping litter on a daily basis. Part of this campaign is also about getting people to dispose of their litter properly.”
Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England having to spend over £700m on street cleaning services every year.

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