Ceredigion County Council would like to thank residents and visitors for all the great work that is being done to help keep the county clean. Ceredigion is fortunate to have local groups that participate in litter picking activities which creates a big impact in the local area.

Since April 2018, the council has led 28 litter pick events where 260 people attended giving 556 hours of their time and removed 685kg of litter. These events are held primarily on non-resort beaches, woodlands and reserves.

The council can supply equipment for members of the public who are interested in helping to keep the county clean. Equipment such as litter pickers, hoops and sacks as well as making arrangements for the removal and disposal materials collected as part of litter picks. So if you are feeling inspired, get in touch!

The number of people with an interest in environmental issues has increased. On a local level, this can range from dealing with waste responsibly and legally through to taking part in litter picking. Litter picking is one example of the Caru Ceredigion ethos, with local communities taking a proactive and positive role in matters which are important or are a concern to them.

Litter picking across Ceredigion takes a number of forms with the public doing it regularly as individuals or as part of a group. Some do it on an ad-hoc basis sometimes with colleagues, family and friends or as part of a community event. Others litter pick as part of every-day activities such as walking the dog.

As well as with local communities, the council works closely with groups who have shared interest in keeping Ceredigion clean. This includes national groups like Keep Wales Tidy.

Councillor Dafydd Edwards is the Cabinet member for Highways and Environmental Services together with Housing. He said, “We are very fortunate in Ceredigion that the vast majority of both local people and visitors appreciate, value, respect and enjoy the local built and natural environment. While incidence of issues such as fly-tipping and littering are comparatively low, when they do occur, it’s great to see that communities want to get involved in improving things locally and they should be highly commended for doing so.”

To find out more about how you can take part please get in touch with the Contact Centre on 01545 570 881 or e-mail clic@ceredigion.gov.uk.