Love Norfolk, Hate Litter – boost for pickers as litter can now be accepted at recycling centres
As the national Great British Spring Clean launches tomorrow, Friday 28 May, there’s good news for litter pickers as the county council announces that it is now able to accept litter at any of Norfolk’s recycling centres.
From tomorrow anyone who has picked a small amount of litter in the county can now bring up to three bags of the waste to a recycling centre for disposal. People looking to organise a group litter pick are still urged to contact their district council who can help provide bags, grabbers and arrange for collection of the waste collected.
Cllr Andy Grant, cabinet member for environment and waste, said: “We wanted to make it easier for people who want to help keep their local area tidy to properly dispose of the litter they collect. Whether you’re looking to pick up a couple of bags of rubbish yourself, or to organise a group litter pick, I’d urge people to visit www.norfolkrecycles.com/litter for more information and support.”
To ensure as much litter as possible can be recycled people are asked to fill in a short online form before they take any litter along to a recycling centre for disposal. This will help give prospective pickers useful information, including on separating cans and glass for recycling, and on hazardous items that cannot be accepted at recycling centres such as gas canisters, liquid waste and dog and other animal waste.
As with all household waste it will be free to leave picked litter at the recycling centre. The litter will need to be bagged, with cans and glass separated for recycling, and come from public land such as roadsides and pavements.
If people find large items that have been fly-tipped they are asked to leave it in situ and report it to their local district, borough or city council.
You can find out more on our Love Norfolk Hate Litter webpage.