Get involved in the Big Tidy Up

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THINK GREEN: By South Holland District Council’s waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins

The Big Tidy Up is coming and we want you to get involved! This October Keep Britain Tidy is mobilising residents to tidy up their local areas and here in South Holland we want to support them.

Around South Holland there are over 400 litter bins. However, litter still remains a problem across the district.

Sadly areas that are already littered attract more litter, adding to the problem.

Litter makes areas look ugly and causes harm to the surrounding environment.

This is your chance to make a change. Ask our waste and recycling team to support your litter picking goals and get involved in the Big Tidy Up. It could be a team, community or individual effort, but every little helps.

It’s a shocking fact but it can take up to 12 years for a cigarette butt to biodegrade and even fruit peelings and cores can take up to two years.

We need to take a stand against litter; it may not be your litter, but it is your South Holland. South Holland District Council has a street cleansing team of ten to cover the entire district. Currently, every four months, we collect around 140 tonnes of street sweepings alone, averaging out at around 35 tonnes a month. This shows the hard work that our streets team do.

Last quarter 110 tonnes of these sweepings were recycled, which is fantastic news, but it would be great if the areas were less littered in the first place.

For more information please contact recycling@sholland.gov.uk or ring 01775 761161 and ask for the waste and recycling team.