Posted on: Friday 15 September 2023
In an effort to combat litter and promote a cleaner, more sustainable environment, a new Litter Picking Hub has been officially opened today at Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School.
Hubs offer all of the equipment needed to carry out a safe litter pick in your local area an-up to keep your local area loved and cared for. Litter picking kit includes litter pickers, hi-vis vests, rubbish bags, and hoops – essential for keeping your bags open in breezy conditions.
Councillor Mandy Owen, Executive Member for the Environment, said: “We would like to thank Blaenavon VC Primary School for becoming our newest Litter Picking Hub, and Keep Wales Tidy for helping us set it up.
“As a council we can’t be everywhere at once litter picking, so having help from the community is really appreciated.
“Hubs have all of the equipment anyone needs to carry out a litter pick. It doesn’t matter how much time you spend on litter picking, it all adds ups.
“Together we can make Torfaen a clean and green place to live, work and visit.”
Thom Board, Keep Wales Tidy Project Officer, said: “It’s fantastic to see Blaenavon VC Primary School joining the growing network of Litter Picking Hubs.
“We can’t wait to see budding litter heroes making use of the equipment and helping to care for their local environment.
“Litter Picking Hubs are being set up across Wales by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government. More than 200 Litter Picking Hubs are already open. To find out more, visit the Keep Wales Tidy website”
The hub at Blaenavon VC Primary School will be open for the public to loan litter picking equipment. Emailing or phoning the school before hand is advised.
Reducing litter is part of the council’s commitment to responding to the climate and nature emergencies, recycle more and make improvements to the local environment. Read the County Plan for further information.
Find out where your local Litter Picking Hub is located.
Read our Litter and Fly-Tipping Strategy
Find out how the Council is committed to reduce its impact on climate change and nature