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Clean up Wilts

A series of roadshows will be taking place from the 12 to 20 February to encourage everyone to:

  • Stop dropping litter
  • Switch to reusable
  • Recycle
  • To sign up for the Great British Spring Clean

#CleanUpWilts is a countywide litter campaign sponsored by Landmarc Support Services, which aims to reduce the £2.5 million bill taxpayers currently pay to clean up litter in Wiltshire. 

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DateLoacationTime
Monday 12th FebruaryTidworth Leisure Centre11am - 1pm
Tuesday 13th February
Salisbury Guildhall, Market Place10am - 3pm
Wednesday 14th February
Trowbridge, St Stephens Place10am - 12pm
Thursday 15th February
Devizes Market Places11am - 1pm
Friday 16th FebruaryChippenham Town Bridge11am - 1pm
Tuesday 20th FebruarySalisbury Guild hall Square, Market Square10am - 3pm

Join us to receive advice about disposing of litter and information on how long rubbish takes to degrade.

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  • It takes up to 80 years for a crisp packet to degrade
  • Recycling just one plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60W light bulb for six hours
  • Paper cups take up to 30 years to degrade

The campaign is supported by Landmarc, Spire FM, McDonald's and Salisbury City Council and Idverde.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities to support this countywide campaign, email events@wiltshire.gov.uk.

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The Great British Spring Clean 2018

Wiltshire Council will once again be supporting the Great British Spring Clean and is calling on communities to get involved by organising a litter pick during the weekend of 2,3 and 4 March 2018.

We are inviting businesses to join our campaign against litter by signing the business pledge. A business toolkit has been provided to help you to review your current procedures and look at ways your business can help to reduce the amount of litter dropped in Wiltshire. 

To make your pledge please complete the pledge form for your organisation, either by downloading the pack and printing the form or complete the Eform below and email it to events@wiltshire.gov.uk. Thank you for your support to Clean up Wilts.  

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Through support from local businesses and community groups we aim to educate the population of Wiltshire on the effects of litter and how this can have a negative impact on our environment as well as our health and economy.

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.

Use the Wiltshire Reporting page to report fly-tipping

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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 can't use the household recycling centres as it is against the law.

If you think this is happening use the Wiltshire Reporting page and report it.

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Under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act (1990).
The maximum penalties for fly-tipping on summary conviction are:

  • £50,000 fine and/or 12 months imprisonment

On conviction in a Crown Court:

  • An unlimited fine and/or five years imprisonment

£400 Fixed Penalty Notices can be issued for small scale fly-tipping.

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“Food-on-the-go” packaging:

  • Cardboard cups
  • Drink bottles
  • Sandwich packets
  • Crisp packets
  • Fast food packaging

Much of this is thrown from cars or dropped around town centres and secondary schools. 

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To set up your own litter pick or local clean up event please contact your local Community Engagement Manager

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If you run a business in Wiltshire we invite you to support Clean up Wilts. We want to encourage litter conscious behaviour, which we believe can really make a difference towards keeping our county clean.
By supporting this campaign, you’ll be helping to:

  • Reduce a county-wide problem
  • Make a better life for Wiltshire communities
  • Increasing tourism through our streets
  • Your brand will be aligned with some of the county’s leading businesses in tackling this issue
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For more information or to find out how you can support #cleanupwilts

Phone: 01225 713138

Email: events@wiltshire.gov.uk

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Last updated: 19 February 2018 | Last reviewed: 19 February 2018