Cheltenham is a vibrant regency town with a busy calendar of events and festivals all year round and a population of around 117,000 people. This makes keeping the town tidy a priority, and Cheltenham Borough Council, along with its environmental service provider Ubico, and partners including Gloucestershire Police, the Environment Agency and the DVLA has taken on the fight against problems such as fly-tipping, graffiti, dog fouling, and abandoned vehicles.
The UK's Litter Army
Like many councils around the UK, West Lothian Council is working hard to tackle litter and keep its streets clean. From improving on-the-go recycling facilities to cracking down on dog fouling, here’s what it’s doing to fight litter.
Bridgend Council is pretty proactive when it comes to keeping the town tidy. It works with Keep Wales Tidy on littering and fly-tipping campaigns, carries out monthly street cleanliness inspections, supports local projects to promote litter-free zones, supports beach clean-ups, and runs school litter education programmes, and dog fouling campaigns.
It seems like every day, there’s a new headline about the increasing amount of plastic pollution in our oceans. The focus needs to be on how plastics are made, used, and reused in the first place, rather than dealing with the issue once the plastics are in the ocean.
Back in 2015, The Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 came into being. It’s all about improving the social, economic, environmental, and cultural wellbeing of Wales and its residents, both now, and in the future.
Dundee City Council has joined forces with Zero Waste Scotland on a new initiative called ‘Take Pride in Your City,’ which aims to tackle littering, dog fouling, and fly-tipping, and encourage people to take pride in where they live.
Newcastle Council launched its ‘Your City, Your Home’ campaign earlier this year. It spent a whopping £2.2 million clearing up litter and fly-tipping in the previous financial year which it said could have been used to plant 5,000 trees, fill 40,000 potholes, or to support 100 children in foster care.
This Northern Irish Council wants to send a message out loud and clear that it’s everyone’s job to help play a part in keeping the borough’s towns, villages, parks, and green spaces clean and pleasant places to be.
Cardiff Council’s anti-litter campaign, ‘Love Where You Live’ aims to clean up the streets around the city, and has called in residents to join in and help make a difference. Here are just some of the ways that the council is cleaning up Cardiff.
Falkirk Council has introduced its Community Litter Plan in a bid to turn the town into ‘the place to be.’ The idea is to maintain and improve local areas to create a place where people want to live, work, and visit.