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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
If you would like to get involved in any community clear up events, check out our website here.