Signs point to a cleaner town

Llanelli Star - - Letters -

NEW ini­tia­tives are be­ing rolled out to en­cour­age res­i­dents to get rid of their lit­ter re­spon­si­bly.

Lit­ter bin signs have been rolled out through­out the county and new pave­ment mes­sages have been launched in Llanelli town cen­tre as part of Car­marthen­shire County Coun­cil’s Pride in your Patch cam­paign.

The new pave­ment mes­sages in­volve pres­sure wash­ing a sten­cil to cre­ate a two-tone ef­fect, en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to dis­pose of their lit­ter cor­rectly.

With more than 2,000 lit­ter bins across the county, the sten­cil en­cour­ages peo­ple to use the lit­ter bins, whilst the bin sig­nage clar­i­fies their in­tended pur­pose, which is to dis­pose of lit­ter and bagged dog waste only.

Ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber re­spon­si­ble for en­vi­ron­ment, coun­cil­lor Hazel Evans, said: “Lit­ter bin mis­use un­for­tu­nately is very prob­lem­atic; gen­eral lit­ter and bagged dog waste are the only types of lit­ter that should be de­posited in lit­ter bins.

“Our new sig­nage has seen a pos­i­tive im­pact so far and we hope res­i­dents will con­tinue to be mind­ful when de­posit­ing their lit­ter.”

House­hold rub­bish and busi­ness waste should not be placed in lit­ter bins. All busi­nesses have a duty to keep their waste safe and to dis­pose or re­cy­cle it us­ing a li­censed waste con­trac­tor.

If you see any­one lit­ter­ing, you can re­port it on the Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil web­site.

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