Councillors are being urged to lead their communities in the national Keep Britain Tidy Springclean next weekend.
Led by the Neighbourhoods Committee following agreement last month to support the KBT campaign, Cllr Laura Robertson-Collins, Chair of the Committee, says:
“Many councillors lead often lead community clean-ups to supplement the statutory cleansing service, promoting recycling, and tackling blue bin contamination and other issues that can blight neighbourhoods. We are encouraging all councillors to promote the ‘Springclean weekend’ and encourage or lead their residents to improve their area”
The Council are working to reduce waste and encourage re-use, composting and recycling of waste. The amount of waste produced as well as litter and dumping has a massive cost implication for the council, and affects the look and feel of our communities.
The Council has just announced a programme to invest in our four-foot alleys where waste is still collected in plastic bags. We are providing bags here for people to separate their waste and present recyclable rubbish separately (ie cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, and paper and card) as this can be re-used.
The Mayor has announced a campaign this week on enforcement and civic pride which has attracted national interest as dealing with litter and waste is such a pertinent issue.
Laura says: “We are encouraging residents and community groups to take action next weekend. If you need resources such as litter-pickers and “No Plastic Bags in Blue Bins” stickers your local councillors can provide these”.
Residents can register local events on the KBT website
In Greenbank Ward there will be three clean-ups over the three days organised by councillors:-
Friday 3rd March from 1pm – meet at corner of Halkyn Avenue / ArundelAvenue
Sat 4th March from 1pm meet outside Penny Lane Trust for clean-up in Russell, Ramilies Roads, etc
Sunday 5th March from 1pm – meet outside Sefton Park Community Association, Croxteth Drive – to clean St Agnes Field and elsewhere
Residents are advised to make sure all bins are on their property as any excess bins left in street may be removed for use.
As part of the campaign there will be skips provided for community use by Greenbank Residents to prevent dumping in alleyways etc at:
Arundel Avenue, near junction with Halkyn Avenue, L17
Blenheim Road, near junction with Russell Road, L18
Brookdale Road, near junction with Garmoyle Road, L1
Did you know…
Most goods can be re-used or recycled at any time:
You can use the free ‘Bulky Bobs’ collection service – this will take all white goods, furniture, electrical items large and small, and textiles, etc for re-use. Book via Council website or on 0151 233 3001 for free home collectionâ¦.Please keep items indoors until collection.
If you have transport you can use a Household Waste Recycling Centre – either at Cheadle Avenue, off Green Lane, Old Swan, L13 3AF, or at Otterspool. The facility in Old Swan is a brand new facility where most waste can be recycled – open from 8am – 8pm. Multiple materials accepted including aluminium foil, car batteries, carpets, cooking oil, household batteries, cardboard, drinks and food cans, electrical items (inc. mobile phones), all lightbulbs, engine oil, fluorescent tubes, fridges and freezers, furniture, garden waste, mattresses, paint, large plastics, plasterboard (gypsum), printer cartridges, rubble, scrap metal, textiles/clothes/shoes, tetra-paks, timber/wood, tools, tyres, soils.
AND use your blue bin service for all paper, card, cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles. Please – NO PLASTIC BAGS in blue bins – these cannot be sorted by the machine that separates the recyclables!