Waste Enforcement Officers - how to tackle littering:

Waste Enforcement Officers - how to tackle littering:

Waste enforcement officers from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are heading out to a series of events starting next week, where they will meet the public to talk about littering. They have also put together a top ten list of excuses given to them by people caught in the act :

1. I didn't think a cigarette butt was litter
2. It was already littered so won't matter if I add some more
3. I didn't know it was against the law
4. I didn't know you could be fined for dropping litter
5. I'd have to walk all the way over to the bin
6. I keep the road sweepers in a job
7. You go and stop others first, then I will stop
8. It's bio-degradable
9. I couldn't see a bin
10. There are no signs about not littering*

From 4 February officers will be out across the districts talking about the work they do tackling litter and fly-tips and how members of the public can report offences and help with investigations.

Residents can meet the team tackling littering at:
• Thame Market on 4 February 8.45am – 2.15pm
• Wallingford Market 7 February 11am – 1pm
• Henley Market Place 13 February 11am – 1pm
• Didcot at Cornerstone 21 February 11am – 1pm
• Wantage at The Beacon 28 February 11am – 1pm
• Abingdon Market Place 6 March 11am -1pm

*The attached picture shows Councillors David Rouane and Jenny Hannaby with South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils' new signs

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 13:30 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, Litter, News, SODC, Waste & Recycling