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Join the Cleaner Greener campaign to tackle litter and waste

Local businesses across Hounslow are invited to sign up to the Council’s Cleaner Greener Hounslow pledge.

Published: Wednesday, 14th October 2020

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Local businesses are invited to sign up to the Council’s Cleaner Greener Hounslow campaign to tackle litter in town centres, and in return, they will receive publicity as a supporter of this new initiative.

Businesses are encouraged to work together and pick up litter outside their premises and nearby hotspots, as well as making sure they use a licensed waste carrier and put their rubbish out at the right time. At the same time, residents are asked to do their bit and throw their litter in a bin or take it home.  

The campaign will initially focus on shopping areas on St. John’s Road and London Road in Isleworth and Bath Road, Hounslow West. However, all businesses across the whole Borough are welcome to join, especially takeaways, newsagents, supermarkets and other shops where people are more likely to drop litter on the ground.

The move is part of the Council’s wider Cleaner Greener Hounslow campaign, that aims to tackle waste, while improving recycling and the street environment across the Borough. 

Councillor Guy Lambert, Cabinet Member for Highways, Recycling and Companies said:

“The Cleaner Greener campaign encourages everyone to do their bit and support the street cleaning teams who have worked tirelessly, to keep the borough looking clean and tidy, during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Sadly this isn’t enough. Some people think it’s ok to drop litter on the ground. It’s not. By working together, residents and businesses can all play their part in keeping litter off the high street. After all, no one likes a messy town centre; it’s not good for business and it doesn’t attract customers.

“If you’re a local business, please get involved, sign-up and encourage your customers to act responsibly. In return, we’ll shout about what you’re doing to support the local area and keep it looking at its best.”

Businesses commit to six actions:

  1. Pick-up litter around their business and in hotspot areas; working with other businesses so it doesn’t take up too much time.
  2. Proudly promote the campaign and display campaign publicity.
  3. Keep trade waste on their premises, until it's time to be collected.
  4. Check their waste carrier, to ensure they are licensed. This can be checked on the Environment Agency website.
  5. Report littering and fly tipping offences, via the 'FixMyStreet' app (via Apple app store and Google Play) or online via our website.
  6. Ask customers to bin their litter and display the campaign 'Bin It' posters.Participating businesses will be listed as a campaign supporter on the Council website and are encouraged to post to social media when out and about picking up litter. Campaign materials – posters, stickers and social media graphics, will also be given to those that take part. Get in touch at communications@hounslow.gov.uk if you would like to be featured as a case study. Businesses can find out more and sign-up today.
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