The Great British Spring Clean 2020

18th February 2020, 12:37pm | By Karen |

The Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) this year will take place between 22nd March – 23rd April.

If you are interested in taking part then please visit the Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) website for resources.

Please do refer to the KBT link for support with resources, advice on how to conduct a litter pick, and to register your event.

In summary:

1. the 2020 campaign will not run over a single weekend. The dates are 22 March – 23 April. This is a period of just over 4 weeks including 5 weekends.   This also coincides with the Easter weekend (Good Friday 10 April, Easter Monday 13 April)

2. KBT will be issuing bags for litter picks

3. please share photos to promote local litter picks on social media, either by emailing photos to me or by posting on Twitter and tagging @KarenLinakerCEM or @wiltscouncil

4. there are 2 options to choose for disposal or collection of rubbish in 2020

(a) the local group disposes of litter picked themselves

If the group is a school, town/parish council or other organisation with commercial waste bins they are encouraged to use these to dispose of the litter they collect. If they are a small community group, they are encouraged to divide the litter collected between them and take it home, if this is possible.  Residents are requested to make use of their blue-lidded bins and black boxes for recyclable materials wherever possible.  Non-recyclable items should be placed in their general waste bin, from where the majority of waste collected at the kerbside is sent to Energy from waste sites.

However, residents should not be encouraged to leave additional bags of waste alongside their wheeled bins as this will not be collected.

 

(b) The local group disposes of litter at their local HRC (which will involve the separating of waste into the usual categories)

NB. Schools and Parish Councils who have undertaken litter clearances on their own land would not be granted access to the HRCs.

Residents should be encouraged to avoid attempting to access the HRCs over the Easter weekend if possible.  This tends to be the busiest time of year for all of the HRCs, so queues are likely to be inevitable.

If the rubbish is taken to the HRCs by car then you do not need to take any further action. However, if you are going to use a van or trailer, you will need to get in touch with Waste Services by emailing wasteandrecyclling@wiltshire.gov.uk who will issue you with a single-use  notification letter or email giving permission  to access your local HRC without a permit.  The service will also liaise with the HRC operators to facilitate access.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require further advice and info – Karen.linaker@wiltshire.gov.uk

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