McClean-up for Workington shopping estate
Last updated at 20:11, Thursday, 12 April 2012
One of Workington’s busiest shopping estates will be blitzed by an army of volunteers from its shops in a bid to clean up its litter problem.
Six members of staff from McDonald’s and a member of staff from Morrisons supermarket will carry out the litter pick around the Derwent Howe Estate next week.
Clare Temple, McDonald’s first assistant manager, who organised the event, said she hoped that they could fill up to 30 bin liners with rubbish.
“I think around 50 per cent of the litter will be from McDonald’s.
“We have staff who do six litter patrols a day but people still litter, which is really disheartening,” she said.
“We want to try to collect as much as we can and we hope what we’re doing will encourage customers to put their waste in the bin.
“We try to do as much as we can in-store to help the environment including recycling plastic bottles and cardboard.”
The litter pick, on Sunday, April 15, will start at McDonald’s, go down to the Morrisons mini-roundabout, move on to near the railway lines, and cover the car park areas
As part of the event, Halfords and B&Q have donated buckets and bins. Allerdale council has supplied litter picking equipment and will collect the rubbish free of charge the next day.
The litter pick is being held as part of a national campaign Love Where You Live, which is being run with Keep Britain Tidy.
First published at 19:24, Thursday, 12 April 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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The litter in the bushes between McDonald's and currys is really bad. I bet the litter pickers don't get in there and clean it all fro
The bushes. This is why the estate is alive with rats.
Allerdale are providing bags...what are there own litter partols employed for????
I have often seen them "cleaning" and to be honest the area doesnt look much better.Prehaps probation workers could be used? In years gone by we had YOP and Manpower services which were employed to help in the community where needed.I know some thought this was slave labour but it made youngester without a job take pride in there area and learn to inter react with others as part of a team.My dad was involved with this and enjoyed having youngsters working along side him and they all had mutaul respect right accross the age barriers.
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