Litter team is in it to bin it!

081012 Golden bucket at boness. l-r emma bell, brooklyn browing, jennifer terris and hania smith.
081012 Golden bucket at boness. l-r emma bell, brooklyn browing, jennifer terris and hania smith.

Falkirk Council’s litter strategy team was in North Street, Bo’ness, with their special golden bin - and prizes for using it - to talk to people about their district-wide food on the go litter campaign.

It aims to tackle the growing problem of rubbish - like crisp packets, drinks cans, coffee cups and leftover food - dropped mainly at lunch time.

The slogan “Litter: There’s no excuse” is the council’s most well-known litter slogan, shown by a survey that states 87 per cent of the general public were familiar with it.

Litter droppers risk £50 fixed penalty notices.

It costs Falkirk Council about £3 million a year to clean up litter, which is paid for through the council tax.