Litter has become expensive problem Dorset, particuarly on our roads. Recent work clearing a five mile stretch of the A338 Spur Road turned up nearly two tonnes of rubbish and cost the Dorset Waste Partnership around £10,000.
Dorset is not alone with this problem. It costs local authorities in England £885 million per year to clear up litter left on our streets The top three types of litter in the UK are smokers materials , confectionary packaging and fizzy drink bottles.
Here are a few ways you can say no to litter:
- Bin it – make sure you don’t add to the problem and take responsibility for your rubbish
- Report it - join the Keep Britain Tidy campaign against car littering and shame those droping rubbish on our highways
- Love Where You Live - and get involved in keeping your community litter free
- And finally join The Big Tidy Up and help however you can