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  • Spring clean
  • konagirl
    Free Member

    There is a group in our area that does it, as others have said they get bags from the Council delivered so the Council waste collectors know to take them when left by the roadside or park bins. They do an amazing job in very depressing circumstances. We especially get a lot of fly-tipping (told not to touch but to report it), fast food containers, and dog poo bags thrown into bramble patches (Why!!!). We’ve only done picking a handful of times but we’ll try and keep doing a bit over the summer, every little helps and all that.

    Our group: Whitchurch Wombles, featured at COP26

    And worth looking at the Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign to see if there are any local groups who can offer support, equipment on group cleaning days, and arrange for Council bags.

    RustyNissanPrairie
    Full Member

    I noticed a STW thread yesterday about council recycling and litter.

    I shouldn’t need to constantly litter pick every time I take the dog out but I accept that LBC’s are skint and I would rather any money goes to more essential services than a service that walks round behind the self entitled picking their shit up.

    One bag of litter from this morning’s walk

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    One of the reasons I litter pick when out with Bert is to make up for all the lazy **** who can’t be arsed clearing up after their own dogs.

    Case in point this afternoon – Mrs RNP was at the pottery in Hebden Bridge so I called up to Hardcastle Craggs.
    For people who don’t know it’s National Trust and a beautiful place to walk a dog. There aren’t any bins along the path the idea being that its that nice nobody would dream of littering it……

    At least the signpost turd bag matched my Montane top



    aide
    Full Member

    Went for a walk with the g/f up the local hill today, ofren litter pick it as there’s a fair few trails up there too. This is today’s haul…

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    👍 good work!

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Half a bag collected

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Double bagger!
    First bag full of crap lobbed by vehicles on the A56 sliproad.
    Second left at usual place.



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    RustyNissanPrairie
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    2bags this morning.


    eddiebaby
    Free Member

    I volunteer for work parties on the local canal and always am walking or riding it so I’ve got in the habit of always having a couple of sacks and gloves with me. Someday I do pop out to just to pick litter and then I do take a picker. I see a lot of other folk doing this along the canal and up on Ash Ranges.

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    👍

    I wish more dog owners would litter pick – they like me are out at least twice a day in their local areas, it’s no hardship to litter pick whilst wandering around with your dog but I do except that some/a lot of dog owners can’t even be arsed to clear up after their own dog.

    Mister-P
    Free Member

    I’m not a dog owner but I am a litter picker. I’ve started to find those disposable vape pens regularly, what a wasteful product they are. I’d happily see them banned.

    RustyNissanPrairie
    Full Member

    artistically dumped trolley dragged back to retail park (at least it wasn’t thrown in the river as usual).

    Half a bag collected and dropped at usual spot.


    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Another bag of self entitlement collected on this morning’s walk.

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Shit filled morning walk.
    Bagged dog eggs hanging from a tree, used filled nappy dumped on the car park floor. Large NOS cylinders lobbed over a wall.
    Full bag of scum entitlement left at council bin.



    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Nice weather = more litter!

    Double bagger this morning

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    One bag this morning.

    doris5000
    Full Member

    Good on you RNP, doing some solid work here.

    The dog shit bothers me the most. An elderly friend near me recently moved out of her house – one of the prime reasons being that dog walkers in the alley behind her house used to routinely lob the shit bags over the wall and into her garden, and she got fed up with picking them all up every day.

    The absolute contempt for other people is just boggling.

    bfw
    Full Member

    When my son is riding at Hillingdon a group of us clean the park. Every week its mad the amount which is about.

    I wrote to the council as as a club we are expected to keep the place clean and tidy, but its an uphill slog. Scary the amount of booze bottles and wet-wipes in this park. I have been told the wet-wipes are left by prostitutes.

    and this is a place kids, families and dog walkers can go. Yeah right.

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Thanks. I try to make up a bit for the irresponsible dog owners and its my environment im walking round – why not try to make it better.

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Another bag o’shite this morning.

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Brilliant effort RNP & Bert.

    It’s that time of year again when groups of young people gather in the park near me in the evenings, have fires and get wasted.

    Never known there not to be an associated pile of crap and bottles and wrappers and other mess left where they were.

    Little litter islands all over the park, every morning in the warm weather.

    Nice to see the young routinely shitting all over the world they’re inheriting…🙄

    Very hard not to get low about it.

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Another bag, the bulk of this one was a large empty cardboard box of catering sized nitrous cylinders, at least the inevitable big blue ones are easier to pick up than the small silver ones!

    Joined the other days bag at the bin along with someone else who’s had a tidy but I’m guessing doesn’t know about Civicpride and the availability of green council bags.


    stuartlangwilson
    Free Member

    Great work. Thank you. I do this occasionally around the local woods and really should do more.

    RustyNissanPrairie
    Full Member

    Monday morning local park tidyup, one bag filled.
    Some nice knitted graffiti has recently appeared (or I’ve just not noticed it?)


    RustyNissanPrairie
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    MrsRNP out today so Bert in doggo day care.
    30mins poo walk – half a bag collected and brought home to fill another day

    smiffy
    Full Member

    “Good work, but I’m sure I once heard of someone being done for flytipping for doing exactly that.”

    Our LA will give you street waste bags and agree with you were they will be left.

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Finished the other days half bag off this morning.

    “Good work, but I’m sure I once heard of someone being done for flytipping for doing exactly that.”

    DailyMail headline, also used as justification for not litter picking along with;
    “It keeps someone in a job”
    “It’s what I pay council / poll tax for”
    “You’re a **** doo gooder”
    “It’s not my litter”
    etc
    etc

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    Just to balance out that cyclists aren’t all saints. Here is a half filled trug from Southampton Bike Park. Mostly from the area where people sit to chat and recover. To be fair, this was everything I could find on the Monday after a really warm weekend with probably several hundred visitors over the weekend.

    I also used a litter picker to clear the road sides from my house to the Bike Park but the little has built up again so I will probably go back out and pick today.

    Thanks for the reminder to do this.

    WorldClassAccident
    Free Member

    I have just done another litter sweep around the Southampton Bike Park. I used to do them every couple of weeks but this is the first for about 4 weeks as the Bike Park is closed for some major upgrades so I thought there would be less litter.

    The previous post was 2 weeks of rubbish after hundreds of riders in beautiful sunshine.

    This picture is after 4 weeks with no-one using the bike park so only dog walker, joggers and general users of the area.,

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Great work all 💪

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Scum landlords 101.

    Local developer/landlord – heritage mill with nice grounds. Used to have a litter bin that rusted and fell over, wasn’t replaced. Locals put up an impromptu bag holder that quickly filled up. Small amount of bags built up despite the landlord having a large skip and groundsman.
    Next thing impromptu bin disappeared and private land sign appeared in its place.

    Conversation with groundsman hasn’t got anyway so **** you – tidy your own precious land.

    1bag collected from surrounding area


    Flaperon
    Full Member

    Is there a risk of being fined for fly-tipping for picking up the rubbish and leaving it next to a council bin? Do they provide bags?

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    Is there a risk of being fined for fly-tipping for picking up the rubbish and leaving it next to a council bin? Do they provide bags?

    see my reply a few posts above – but do you think any council would fine someone for basically do their job for them and wanting to tidy the environment?

    I get the green coloured bags from Civicpride – it’s an organisation in Rossendale that have massively improved the area through litter picking and planting gardens/flower beds etc. The council provided them to Civicpride.

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Used to have a litter bin that rusted and fell over, wasn’t replaced

    I’ve seen this used as an excuse for dropping litter. The absence of a bin never means you need to leave litter.

    RustyNissanPrairie
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    I’ve seen this used as an excuse for dropping litter. The absence of a bin never means you need to leave litter

    There’s a mound of dogshit filled bags on the wall where the bin/impromptu bin used to be.

    I’m not tidying them or last night’s pizza boxes up – Billybigballs mill owner/landlord can go look through his CCTV if his land is that precious to him that he doesn’t want to reinstate the original bin that rusted out.

    RustyNissanPrairie
    Full Member

    Monday morning tidy up.
    Usual self entitlement and overflowing bins.

    Two bags filled.


    Bunnyhop
    Full Member

    RNP – you’ve inspired me to get out into our canoe and start to clean up the 2 local canals.
    We’ve noticed that after lock down, lots of people have discovered the countryside, but still bringing their filthy habits with them.

    jimmy
    Full Member

    Great work RNP.

    That way they can identify patterns of litter – for example some brands that are found more often than others

    Red Bull. Red Bull. Red Bull.

    Of course its anecdotal, but red Bull cans are by far the most prolific litter I see from local trails to motorways to Highland road sides.  I notice they even “support” Keep Britain Tidy (along with the D**ly M**l ) and one thing that irks me so much is they use **** all of their immense media creativity, athlete influence and raw budget to highlight the issue.

    StuF
    Full Member

    Went for a paddleboard on my local lake last night – on the far beach I stopped and moved various bits (towel, shorts, socks, bottles, empty food packets) that had been left on the shore into the bin a few yards away. I couldn’t reach the bra that ways hanging 10ft high in the tree

    kayak23
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    Picked a few hotspots around the local park on Sunday while walking the dog.

    The spot by the river had discarded towels, socks, pants and masks, amongst the usual beer cans and soft drinks bottles.

    Further into the park we had flourescent plastic shot glasses all over the grass with plastic cups, barbeque chemtrails, then all the normal shit that the yoot like to leave.

    I feel like when I see these groups gathering in the warm evenings like I want to go up to them and give them some bin bags to save them having to carry their empties 20 yards to a bin, but I guess I might get knifed… 🤔

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