Operation Spring Clean 2015


Operation Spring Clean 2015

During March and April, we were involved in Operation Spring Clean 2015.

This year we aimed to encourage community involvement, particularly as Keep Britain Tidy were also holding their Community Clear Up Days.

So far this year we have worked with 12 groups and have helped to support almost 250 people (men, women and children) in their local communities to hold their own #cleanitup events with still more to be held now that Operation Spring Clean 2015 has ended.

Some of the great guys at Gatis Street Gardeners cleaning up their area.

Some of the great guys at Gatis Street Gardeners cleaning up their area.

Neighbours coming together to #cleanitup in Newbridge

Neighbours coming together to #cleanitup in Newbridge

Members of Bantock Park User Group (BUG)

Members of Bantock Park User Group (BUG)

Community members at Phoenix Park #cleanitup

Community members at Phoenix Park #cleanitup

Bilston Scouts joining forces with McDonald's to #cleanitup

Bilston Scouts joining forces with McDonald’s to #cleanitup

These little guys were such enthusiastic litter pickers ...

These little guys were such enthusiastic litter pickers …

Lucky with the weather!

Lucky with the weather!

Mums and Dads got involved too ...

Mums and Dads got involved too …

More of the Bilston scouts helping to #cleanitup

More of the Bilston scouts helping to #cleanitup

They were very proud of all their hard work ... and we were very proud of them too!  #WonderfulWulfrunians

They were very proud of all their hard work … and we were very proud of them too! #WonderfulWulfrunians

Tinacre Hill before and after

Tinacre Hill (before and after photographs)

Francis Street (before and after photographs)

#DidYouKnow

Every year in Wolverhampton we collect over 250 dead animals from the highway or public land.  Sadly, many of them are cats and dogs – much loved family pets.  If they are wearing a collar with their owner’s contact number or if they’ve been micro chipped, we are able to contact them. Never a nice job to give bad news.

#‎DidYouKnow‬

Leaving a fridge/freezer on the footpath is fly-tipping! Fly tip and you risk a fixed penalty fine.

The scrapman won’t take away your old fridge/freezers. It costs them to get rid of them. Since June 2013 the number of fridge/freezers we collected went from virtually nothing to around 50 every month.

When thinking about getting a new fridge/freezer, remember to ask your new supplier if they will take the old one away for you. You can also take it to a council tip (see the link below) or you could pay for a collection by contacting city.direct@wolverhampton.gov.uk

http://tinyurl.com/wvtips

#‎DidYouKnow‬

Fly Tipping – You can help!

Why should you have to pay for the actions of others?

If you witness fly tipping, try and make a note of the following:

• Date and time
• How many people were fly tipping and their description(s)?
• What they were actually doing?
• Any vehicles involved, try and note the make, model, colour and registration number
• Where you were when you saw the fly tipping, for example in your home, walking the dog?
• What did you see being tipped?
• How much was tipped?

Don’t worry if you can’t get all the information above, any details you provide in your report could still help in the prosecution of the culprits responsible.

The easiest way to do this is by using the Wolverhampton Report It app or by contacting City Direct on 01902 551155 or emailing city.direct@wolverhampton.gov.uk

https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/artic…/…/Report-fly-tipping

Remember – Never put yourself at risk by confronting the offenders.

Together we will ‪#‎cleanitup‬

Like infographics? Then check this one out from Keep Britain Tidy

http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/infographics/787

If you would like to get involved in any community clear up events, check out our website here.

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