Appeal to Beaconsfield Drivers - Please Don't Drop Litter

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By ClaireMitch | Friday, March 30, 2012, 15:11

Beaconsfield and other drivers in Buckinghamshire are being targeted in a 'Don't litter' campaign by the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire, as £4 million is spent on cleaning the county's streets of litter and an additional £500,000 to dispose of the waste at landfill. 

Litter is a major problem and has a big impact on the places where people live, work and play. To tackle the problem the Waste Partnership are launching a new campaign which will encourage drivers not to throw litter from their vehicles. Road signs saying, 'Please take your litter home' and 'Please do not throw litter from your vehicle' will be installed at hotspots. Road shows will also be held throughout the county to hand out car litter bags and portable ashtrays. 

Road show dates: 

28 March - BP Connect Petrol Station, Gerrards Cross 30 March - M40 Services, Beaconsfield  

South Bucks District Councillor Bill Lidgate, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Chairman for the Joint Waste Committee said: "People who throw litter out of their car are committing an extremely anti social, expensive and dangerous offence. Anti social because it looks awful, Expensive because the costs run into millions to clear it up, and it is dangerous for our staff who have to do it. It can also cause delays as sections of roads have to sometimes be closed off. 

"The message is simple; don't throw litter out of your vehicle. Collect it in a bag and place it in the bin. It sounds so simple, It is simple, yet there are those who think that throwing it in the street is an acceptable way to behave."

Contact InformationFor more information please contact

South Bucks District Council, 

Capswood, 

Oxford Road, Denham, Bucks. UB9 4LH

Tel: 01895 837200Email: communications@southbucks.gov.uk    

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