Solar Powered Bins Set to Combat Litter in North East Lincolnshire

Friday, 12 October 2018 08:52:13 Europe/London

Litter bins in North East Lincolnshire are set to be replaced with bigger ones and some of them will contain solar powered waste compactors.  The plans to introduce the new bins came about after a council meeting regarding litter in the area. 

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Posted By Michelle

Liverpool Council Considers Underground Bins to Tackle Litter Crisis

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 15:59:24 Europe/London

Communal underground bins are being considered in a bid to tackle the litter problems in the city, the council are currently spending in excess of £6 million cleaning up and repairing alleyways which are too narrow for wheelie bins.  

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Posted By Jon

Two Bin Bag Limit Leads to Fly-Tipping in Bridgend

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 14:44:47 Europe/London

A two refuse bag limit in Bridgend is causing public litter bins to overflow, this limit has been in force since June last year, with the aim of increasing the recycling rates, and this did prove correct however members of the public have now resorted to dumping their waste bins in public bins.

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Posted By Sam

Rubbish Roundup 24th September

Monday, 1 October 2018 14:28:33 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup includes stories of an owner who had to have his dog put down after a fish hook got stuck in its windpipe, seventeen people have appeared in court after not paying their litter fines in one day last week, and finally, litter fines are being introduced in North East Lincolnshire 

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Posted By Adam

Gloucester City Council Bring in Enforcement Officers to Tackle Litter

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 09:38:24 Europe/London

Gloucester City Council has been given the go-ahead to issue a private security firm to issue fines to litter bugs and people who allow their dogs to foul and not clear it up.  The enforcement company are from 3GS are on trial for 12 months around Gloucester, they are authorised to hand out fines of up to £100.  

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Posted By Jon

Dubai Cleans up It's Beaches for World Clean Up Day

Monday, 17 September 2018 09:38:09 Europe/London

Over 100 volunteers including pupils and staff from local businesses helped clean up a beach in Dubai to mark the 10th World Clean Up Day.  A team of snorkellers also joined the pick to clear litter from the waters, during the pick the volunteers picked up more than 60kg of rubbish.  

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Posted By Adam

Keep Britain Tidy Launches New Cigarette Litter Campaign

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:28:44 Europe/London

Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new campaign to combat discarded litter butts, #BanTheButt was launched in Manchester at the end of August and 40 large cigarette butts have been installed in St Peter's Square.  

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Posted By Adam

Rubbish Roundup 10th September

Monday, 10 September 2018 10:59:20 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including a protest in Wrexham about the litter enforcement, two machetes were amongst the rubbish collected in litter pick, and finally contractors who painted yellow lines over litter have been reprimanded by the council.  

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Posted By Adam

Beach Cleaning Charity Think Drones Can Help Them Tackle Litter

Thursday, 6 September 2018 13:40:54 Europe/London

A beach cleaning charity on the Isle of Man has suggested that drones coule be used to help them find hidden litter around the coastline.  Drone projects have already been used around England and Scotland to help highlight litter hotspots.

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Posted By Michelle

Aerial Photography Pinpoints Litter Hotspots Around Scotland's Coast

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 13:36:00 Europe/London

A map has been created highlighting the level of litter around the Scottish coastlines.  The SCAPbook projects is a joint initative between charities to help tackle marine litter, Sky Watch pilots have been flying over parts of Scotland's coastline for the past few months to highlight litter hotspots.  

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Posted By Adam
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