Otterford Parish Litter Pick 12

Our smaller Summer Litter Pick: but – given the amount collected - hopefully all of our 27 pickers (and 2 base team) thought it worthwhile. No snow or bitingly cold wind this time but, rather, a warm sunny day.

Yet again we picked in eight of the nine areas of the parish – not picking in the quiet area we reserve for any children joining us. In total we collected 35 sacks; a range of miscellaneous car parts, some wood, and (incredibly usefully) three hubcaps. We also picked up one of our own scoops which we place in the salt bins around the parish – obviously after salting the road in March it was just too much effort for someone to place it back in the bin. After reporting the 61 plastic milk cartons we collected last time to Somerset Waste Partnership we were delighted to see the number come down to 7 this time, with many more obviously now remaining on the recycling lorry.   

After two hours back to the hall for our usual bacon/veggie rolls and a drink. And, five more Blue Hub Cap (and chocolates) Awards to those completing ten picks.  

After sorting we recycled 317 drinks cans, 221 plastic bottles, 37 glass bottles/jars, and assorted metal. In just 12 Picks we have now collected (and recycled) over 5,000 drinks cans. McDonalds (as ever) headed the food wrappings ‘pile’, and the Coca Cola Group yet again headed the drinks cans (now over 1000 Coca Cola Group drinks cans collected and recycled in total) and plastic bottles.

We are grateful to idVerde (Taunton Deane Borough Council contractor) for arranging a visit by the large road sweeper to sweep roads in the village and around the parish.


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Past Events

  • 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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