1,000 bags of litter collected in Bray

1,000 bags of litter collected in Bray

In March, the Pure Truck removed over 20 tonnes of rubbish from Wicklow. To report dumpers and incidents of dumping lo-call 1850 365 121.

1,000 bags of litter collected in Bray

1,000 bags of litter collected in Bray

Rubbish removal from Wicklow roads

Pure Mile volunteers collected over 1,000 bags of litter and rubbish from Wicklow roads during March.

The environmental and community initiative, the Pure Mile, which encourages communities and groups living in rural areas to adopt a mile a road, or miles of road, and work together to keep these areas litter and rubbish free, are reporting a visible increase in litter in county Wicklow.

In March, the Pure Truck removed over 20 tonnes of rubbish from Wicklow uplands.

The majority of this litter and rubbish was collected by Pure Mile Volunteers from hundreds of roads, verges, drains and ditches in rural Wicklow. There are now over 800 miles or roads, mountains, woodlands, valleys, and upland amenities, signed up to the 2021 Pure Mile Project, the largest number ever since the project began.

Over 500 litter picks/clean-ups, undertaken by Pure Mile Groups (individuals and family units, all following Covid-19 guidelines) have already taken place, with over 2,000 bags of litter, rubbish, and dumping, removed from the Wicklow environment, all by thousands of Pure Mile Volunteers.

In some instances, recent clean-ups by Pure Mile groups resulted in the collection of over 120 bags of rubbish from just one area. Other discarded material included, tyres, batteries, mattresses, radios, hovers, televisions, cables, piping, furniture, chairs, bedframes, building materials, toys, prams, suitcases, buckets, bikes, and much more, with each Pure Mile clean-up making a huge difference to the Wicklow environment.

Pure Mile groups are also contacting Pure to report illegal dumping sites that they locate on the landscape during their litter picks, and Pure are collaborating with Wicklow County Council to investigate sites for evidence, prior to Pure truck removal.

Rubbish Taxi helps to keep Dublin clean and tidy by providing rubbish removal services but apparently there is more has to be done to improve the situation.

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