Litter Picking

Our litter pickers need your support !

Please support our new campaign to focus on litter prevention. More details here:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46260894

These signs will be appearing at roadside and on notice boards around our community. Whilst we would far prefer not to have to do this, there is hard evidence from research that signs and litter bins do work as part of a coordinated litter prevention campaign.  Please join Monmouthshire County Council, Crucorney Community Council and Keep Wales Tidy in giving your support to our volunteers. They give their time willingly and spend many hours of their own time picking up other people’s mess. Follow us on Facebook!

Contact Maggie for details and to register litter@crucorney.wales

The Litter Picking Group now covers over 65% of roads in the community (but we are always looking for more volunteers!). To see which areas are covered and which are still in need of volunteers take a look at our

Litter Picking Map

Our volunteers each cover a defined “pitch” , usually a stretch of road, and each is responsible for deciding when and how often they choose to go out litter-picking. All we ask is that you keep a record of the hours you spend litter-picking each month (see Litter Champion Handbook for details) .

If you would like to join our litter picking volunteers please contact

litter@crucorney.wales

Many hands make light work, so we are always looking to recruit more volunteers. We would be especially grateful to anyone willing to take on one of our more outlying areas that currently does not have any cover.

Litter picking signs

CEG provide the necessary equipment to those who want it :

  • Hi-vis vests
  • Picking tongs
  • Bags
  • Hoops
  • Gloves

IMPORTANT : Please ensure that any person involved in clearing up litter or rubbish:

  1.   wears boots or other stout footwear
  2.   wears suitable gloves if handling any litter or rubbish
  3.   is instructed not to clear up, move or touch any sharp objects, needles, or syringes unless those persons: a) are authorised adults who have received documented training in dealing with discarded needles or syringes, and … b) wear rubber/latex gloves and use graspers/tongs to pick up any needles or syringes (DO NOT USE HANDS), and …..c) only use proprietary sharps bins/boxes to place any needles or syringes which are to be given to and emptied only by the local authority or contract clinical waste services.

HEALTH & SAFETY : further advice on this is contained within the Litter Champion Handbook – a copy of which is  available on the Policies and Objectives page of this website Litter-Champion-Handbook-2016  and we would always advise all our litter-pickers to follow the advice contained therein.

Complaints about litter : If you feel strongly about the litter problem in our community and you wish to complain to Monmouthshire County Council or the National Park then please use the following letters.

Letter of complaint to MCC

Litter_Complaint_Form_BBNP

Please note you can also report incidents of littering or fly-tipping via the Mymonmouthshire website or App .

https://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/my-monmouthshire