Keep Corby clean and don’t be a dirty pig

Corby council's senior Street Scene officer for refuse and recycling Natasha Bell  launches the anti-litter campaign with the help of Coco and Chanel

Corby council's senior Street Scene officer for refuse and recycling Natasha Bell launches the anti-litter campaign with the help of Coco and Chanel

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An anti-litter drive will run in Corby during September as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Dirty Pig campaign.

To help get the message across, Corby Council staff were in Queens Square in the town centre on Thursday (August 29) along with one of the town’s sweepers and some pigs.

The council’s lead member for environment, Cllr Paul Beattie, said: “Littering not only makes the town look untidy, but it can also be dangerous for wildlife, dogs and residents, especially young children who could harm themselves if they pick something up from the ground.

“Corby already tackles the problem and has more than 400 litter bins around the borough, several teams from Kier Street Services out collecting litter on a daily basis and regular community litter-picks taking place across all areas of the town.

“The Keep Britain Tidy, Dirty Pig campaign is just another event that Corby Council will happily get involved with to make our borough a cleaner and greener place to live.”

The council runs a Litter Pick for Corby scheme and if residents or community groups want to organise a litter-pick, the authority will provide equipment and any support that may be needed.

If anyone would like to organise a litter-pick in their area please contact Natasha Bell, senior street scene officer, on 01536 464056 or e-mail re.cycle@corby.gov.uk.