Volunteers clear litter from local lanes

Posted on: Monday 15 October 2018
Blaendare Race Litter Pick
Volunteers have cleared litter and fly-tipping from lanes and footpaths at the Race in Pontypool.

Local litter champions joined with Torfaen council, Keep Wales Tidy and Gwent Police for the clear up.

They collected 65 bags of rubbish and removed items including mattresses and TVs.

The event was organised by student Charlotte Richards who recently completed a placement with the council’s environmental health team.

Councillor Fiona Cross, executive member for the environment, said: "I would like to thank everyone who gave their time to take part in this clear up.

"Litter and fly-tipping is a blight on our society. Fly-tipping alone costs us about £150,000 every year at a time when frontline services are being stretched to breaking point.

“Most of the rubbish and fly-tipping collected today could have been recycled so there really is no excuse for people to blight our communities in this way."
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