ABOUT WALTON LITTER PICKERS
We are a voluntary organisation, formed in November 2018 with the aim of helping to keep Walton-on-Thames and surrounding areas litter free.
We are all very well aware the impact plastics and other waste are having on our environment, not just locally but globally. Each year 8 million tonnes of plastic are dumped into our oceans, seas and rivers affecting sea life, their ecosystems and food chains. We’ve seen the images from David Attenborough’s Blue Planet and more recently the Netflix series Our Planet and we want to help do something about this problem.
Our ethos is to ask members to collect litter regularly paying particular attention to their streets in our #committoyourstreet hash tag. If enough people keep their streets/roads clean then cumulatively the whole area (see map below) will see the benefits.
After our litter picks, Joint Waste Solutions collect any bags on the Monday. Large items such as oil drums, car tyres etc can be identified and collected at a later date.
Our wish is to see less litter on the streets, cigarette butts on the ground and public bins full but emptied regularly, rather than trash being dumped anywhere and everywhere.
If you feel passionately about our town, our environment and our future please feel free to join us. You can find us on Twitter at @LitterWalton on Facebook and Youtube.
For more information please contact Michael or Deb on firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Info: - Health and Safety
Whether on a group pick or collecting litter on your own please avoid picking sharp glass, syringes or any dangerous item. Personal safety is paramount. Please never ever put yourself at risk!
We would always recommend wearing good quality gloves (gardening or likewise) and a hi vis vest in addition to clothing suitable for the weather conditions. Always supervise small children and please remember to wash your hands when you are finished picking.