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A Week of Action

Following last year’s success, we’re running a Week of Action on roadside litter during the Spring Clean 2019.

As thousands of volunteers join forces to Clean Up Scotland’s neighbourhoods, parks and beaches, we’re jumping on board to remind everyone in Scotland that throwing litter from your vehicle (or anywhere else) is not acceptable.

We’ll be working with partners and supporters on high-profile projects across the country, and inviting everyone to join in and support the campaign both online and in your community.

Scroll through below to see what actions you can take and sign-up to add your voice to the campaign, let us know what you'll be doing and receive resources and support.

Do it for the Week of Action

Want to take action on roadside litter this Spring? Why not do it in or around the Week of Action 11-19 May.

Sign up to add your voice to the campaign, let us know what you'll be doing and receive resources and support.

What can I do about roadside litter?

Spread the word

In order to change behaviours, we need to build a critical mass of voices saying that dropping litter from vehicles is not ok.

Use our posters, videos, social media cards and other materials to raise awareness and spread the word both online and in your community.

You can view, share, download and order campaign materials on our resource page.

Help us spread the word: Give your litter a lift, take it home!

 

Roadside litter challenge

Do you #GiveYourLitterALift? Help us encourage everyone to do the same.

Launching during the Week of Action, our #IGiveMyLitterALift challenge is a call to the 70% of people who do not throw litter from their vehicles, to show our litter-challenged fellow road users how it's done.

Simply post a photo of yourself giving your litter a lift on social media using #IGiveMyLitterALift.

Bonus points if you use one of our campaign car litter bags! You can order this along with an 'I Give My Litter a Lift' window sticker for your vehicle by signing up to the Week of Action.

Organise a Clean Up

Roadside litter is difficult, dangerous and costly to clean up. No one should have to do it.

You can report roadside litter hot spots to the authorities. However, youcan clear roadslide litter from safely accessible spots like car parks, pedestrian walkways or laybys through our Clean Up Scotland campaign. Just make sure it's safe!

Report roadside litter

Are you aware of a roadside litter hot spot in your area?

You can report litter to your local authority (generally the roads or waste department) if it's an A or B road or the contracted Road Operator if it's a motorway or special road (i.e. part of the trunk road network).

These teams do their best to keep our roads litter free, against the constant tide of litter dropped from vehicles on a daily basis. You can help them by pointing out hot spots and they will clear them as soon as they can reach them.

You can find out more about the trunk road network, including contact details, through Transport Scotland.

Work with us!

We work with a wide range of partners across local authorities, businesses and other stakeholders from the waste, transport, tourism and food and drink sectors. Everyone has a part to play.

If you’d like to address roadside litter in your area, through your operations or by engaging your staff or customer, please get in touch.

We have opportunities and materials tailored specifically for Local Authorities. Find out more about how local authorities can take action.

 

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