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Stop the Drop message from council over littering
5:20pm Saturday 21st April 2012 in News
LEDBURY residents and visitors are being urged to Stop the Drop in a new litter campaign.
Herefordshire Council and contractor Amey want to reduce the amount of litter generated by drivers who throw rubbish from their vehicles or leave it in lay-bys.
In the last three months, Amey has collected more than 400 bags of litter from county highways, weighing 2.6 tonnes, the same as two family cars.
Litter thrown from vehicles costs about £30,000 a year to collect.
The campaign team will be working with local schools to run a poster competition as well as focusing on picnic areas and open spaces all around the county.
Craig Sandman, leader of the council’s community protection team, said: “We appreciate that the majority of people responsibility dispose of their litter, but we’d like to remind everybody that if it’s your litter, please take it home with you and either recycle or place into an appropriate rubbish bin.
“Herefordshire is a beautiful county and if every resident, visitor, community and business does their little bit to Stop the Drop, we can all help to keep it this way.”