Tyres, furniture and crates collected as part of Corby clean-up

All this rubbish is the result of a week-long clean-up campaign in Corby.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 4th March 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:49 am
All the waste which has been collected during the week
All the waste which has been collected during the week

Corby Council is backing the country’s biggest ever community clear-up, the Great British Spring Clean, and its efforts have resulted in this pile of rubbish being collected.

Councillors and staff gathered outside Corby Cube yesterday (Friday) to see just how much had been gathered during the week.

The bags of waste were collected at litter picks carried out at various locations across the borough, including Oakley Vale, the woodland near Corby Boating Lake, Dumble Close, the Kingswood area and Cottingham.

As well as organising community litter picks, Corby Council has also been cleaning street signs in Cottingham and carrying out its dog fouling campaign throughout Shire Lodge and Oakley Vale.

As part of the dog fouling campaign, officers from the council’s environmental services team have been spraying dog waste in bright, stand out colours to encourage irresponsible dog owners to see how much it affects the environment and to encourage them to change their behaviour.

Throughout the dog fouling campaign, water-based, environmentally friendly, spray is used and all dog fouling will be cleared away once the campaign has finished.

Speaking ahead of the week-long clean-up, Corby Council’s lead member for environment, Cllr Mark Pengelly, said: “The Great British Spring Clean is about everyone working together to clean up the litter that blights our landscape and communities.

“Last year we took part in the Clean for The Queen campaign, which was a huge success with over 300 bags of litter being collected.

“We’re delighted to be taking part in yet another fantastic community clean-up, which brings people together to tackle an issue that many people care passionately about.”

TV wildlife presenter and children’s favourite Steve Backshall is supporting the Great British Spring Clean campaign, which is backed by anti-litter charities including Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Wales Tidy and Marine Conservation Society.