Following a successful bid, the Suffolk Waste Partnership has been awarded £10,000 from the Government’s Litter Innovation Fund to run innovative local projects aimed at reducing litter.
Suffolk Waste Partnership’s member authorities are responsible for clearing litter from public land and highways, with the cost of removing litter from Suffolk’s major A-roads the A14, A12 and A11 standing at £300,000 per year.
The Suffolk Waste Partnership’s project will:
Councillor David Bowman, Chair of the Suffolk Waste Partnership, said:
“We recognise that littering is a major environmental concern for many of our residents, therefore we are delighted to receive this funding. It will help support our plans to try and make a real difference in reducing the problem and to make our beautiful county clean and green.
Not only is littering unsightly, but carelessly discarded litter can pose a danger to road users, animals, and the general public, and clear-up costs use valuable council resources. Tackling the problem will be one of the Partnership’s priorities for 2018.”