A strategy aimed at changing people’s attitudes to litter and its impact on the environment has been agreed by Epping Forest District Council’s Cabinet.
The strategy has 3 key objectives:
- To change the behaviour of people who feel it is acceptable to drop litter, through education and social media campaigns
- To make it easier to dispose of litter by providing appropriate facilities in the right places
- To improve enforcement by exercising council powers to deal with anyone who drops litter
Working in partnership with Love Essex (Essex County Council) and other Essex authorities and businesses the overall message of the campaign is – there is no excuse for litter.
No excuse for litter
Councillor Nigel Avey, Cabinet Member for Contracts and Commissioning said:
In Epping Forest District we spend £1.7m a year on clearing litter, fly tipping and street cleansing – money that could be spent on other services in the case of littering and fly tipping.
Our campaign urges us all to do our bit to take our rubbish home with us and never throw it out of a vehicle.
It is accepted that litter, attracts littering behaviour, and we will continue working to address the litter issue, because maintaining a clean local environment is good for our wellbeing, our local economy and our environment.
Our strategy will help to deliver our commitment to the Governments Litter Strategy for England along with The Environmental Protection Act (1990) and the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (2019).
Visit the Love Essex website for more information about this year’s litter campaign or report a littering offence.
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