Otterford Parish Litter Pick 5

Well ………………….. have we turned the corner? We found considerably less litter than during our previous Picks.

We manage to clear almost every road in the parish – the exception, Royston Road through Bishopswood and on up to the A303.  

In two hours our twenty seven volunteers – the same as our last Pick, but lots of old faces missing and eleven new pickers - collected 38 sacks of litter, and a range of other things including three hub caps, four car tyres, a gas cyclinder, odds and ends of scrap metal, and redundant road signs. This is a substantial reduction from the 76 sacks we collected at the last Pick in March.

As ever, a substantial amount of litter came from food wrappings - the largest single amount (again) was from McDonalds – but we also had wrappers and cups/bottles from Burger King, KFC, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. From this Pick we have started to count Costa Coffee cups and lids.   

Still on ‘as ever’, we collected far more Coca Cola Group plastic bottles and drinks cans than from any other manufacturer. We also continued to collect a noticeable number of Red Bull cans. From this Pick we have started to count Lucozade bottles.  

After sorting, 311 drinks cans, 266 plastic bottles, 41glass bottles and assorted metal were recycled.

To date, over our five Parish Litter Picks, we have recycled
>    2051 drinks cans
>    2007 plastic bottles
>    380 glass bottles


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Past Events

  • Sat 13 Jul 2019
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 15
  • Sat 16 Mar 2019
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 14
  • Sat 17 Nov 2018
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 13
  • Sat 14 Jul 2018
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 12
  • Sat 17 Mar 2018
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 11
  • Sat 18 Nov 2017
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 10
  • Sat 08 Jul 2017
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 9
  • Sat 11 Mar 2017
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 8
  • Sat 26 Nov 2016
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 7
  • Sat 12 Mar 2016
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 6
  • Sat 31 Oct 2015
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 5
  • Sat 21 Mar 2015
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 4
  • Sat 01 Nov 2014
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 3
  • Sat 26 Apr 2014
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 2
  • Sat 02 Nov 2013
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 1

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