First litter pick of 2018!

After having a week off with fever, I did my first litter pick of the new year. I was expecting lots of cans and potentially firework remnants from irresponsible drunks and other people who seem to think it's ok to litter. Sadly there were plenty of cans in places but I now have a good technique where I collect all recyclables in my Sainsbury's Bag for Life and then empty it in my work mixed recycling bin :) And I collect all regular other rubbish in a bin bag which I dispose of in a bin at the end of my canal walk.

Sadly this week I also saw what looked like intestines (entrails or something) hanging out of a black bin bag which had been dumped on the towpath. When I mentioned it to the Council they instructed me to call the Police ASAP. So I did...clearly they weren't bothered as the next day on my walk I saw that they had emptied the entire bag and what I thought was internal offal-looking stuff and left it looking even worse than before - they could've taken it away and disposed of it surely! And the Council was more bothered about me calling the Police and telling them I had done so than offering to help with cleaning it up, surprise surprise. Also they told me Coventry City Council is not responsible for litter along the Canal. Seriously. Thanks as always Coventry City Council. And an extra special thanks to West Midlands Police too - clearly littering is not a big deal for them.


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Past Events

  • Tue 02 Jul 2019
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Thu 27 Jun 2019
    Litter pick with CRT
  • Sun 09 Jun 2019
    Talk at local festival
  • Tue 04 Jun 2019
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Mon 06 May 2019
    Bank Holiday Home Pick
  • Thu 02 May 2019
    Clearing the reeds
  • Fri 22 Mar 2019
    Quick litter pick on way to work
  • Thu 28 Feb 2019
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 26 Feb 2019
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 26 Feb 2019
    Litter pick on walk home from work
  • Wed 20 Feb 2019
    Impromptu Litter Pick
  • Mon 18 Feb 2019
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Thu 20 Dec 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 27 Nov 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Mon 26 Nov 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Mon 29 Oct 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 07 Aug 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Mon 06 Aug 2018
    Coventry Canal Plastic Patrol
  • Tue 31 Jul 2018
    Impromptu Litter Pick
  • Mon 11 Jun 2018
    Impromptu Litter Pick
  • Tue 22 May 2018
    Quick litter pick on way to work
  • Wed 16 May 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Fri 23 Feb 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 20 Feb 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Wed 10 Jan 2018
    First litter pick of 2018!
  • Wed 06 Dec 2017
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Fri 24 Nov 2017
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Wed 22 Nov 2017
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Wed 15 Nov 2017
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 07 Nov 2017
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Thu 26 Oct 2017
    First Litter Pick!

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