Posted: Tue 25th Oct 2016

An Additional 6.1 Tonnes Of Waste Removed From Riverside /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2016

The Love Where You Live Campaign has cleared an additional 6.1 tonnes of extra waste from the Riverside area in a week. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Twenty Five and a half tonnes of extra waste, on top of normal cleansing operations, has now been removed from Cathays, Butetown, Grangetown, Canton and Riverside since the neighbourhood deep cleans were launched on September 19. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The City Council’s neighbourhood services team took to the streets of Riverside between Monday Oct 17th and Friday October 21st, where the following work was carried out: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• 38 streets and lanes deep cleaned
• Kitchener Gardens cleaned
• 204 gullies were cleansed and,
• 47 pavement defects were repaired ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Enforcement activity was also carried out during the Riverside blitz which will see 17 properties investigated for waste issues in front/rear gardens, 4 educational visits as well as monitoring an additional 13 properties. 20 properties that put waste out incorrectly for collection were investigated and three incidents of fly tipping but unfortunately no evidence was found ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of the Love Where You Live campaign, educational work continues in Cathays – where next week’s blitz will take place and now 650 properties in the area have been visited by recycling education officers giving out a student kit bag, which includes a collection calendar, recycling and food waste bags. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Neighbourhood Blitzes involve street cleansing, highways, parks and enforcement officers working together to clean wards on top of normal cleansing routines. The teams are visiting the eight inner wards of the city on a weekly rotational basis. Each time they return to a ward they will clean a new part of the ward. The city’s outer wards are also receiving additional cleansing in areas of high footfall such as shop fronts. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The teams will move into Cathays from Monday October 24th and a community clean-up that will take place as part of the blitz at the back of the Blackweir Ambulance Station on October 27th between 10am and 12 Noon. Any volunteers that would like to be involved are asked to visit the website, via: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Bob Derbyshire, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “The campaign is building up a real head of steam and we are beginning to see lots of people get in touch with us looking to put on their own litter picks. A number of volunteer litter picks are now taking place by communities across the city, all off their own back and we estimate that the number of hours worked by volunteers so far is in excess of 300 hours. This is great to see. Feedback from residents so far has been very encouraging. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We want to encourage more residents to Love Where they Live and we will continue to promote and support existing groups and any new groups which want to set up. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Also, if you know anyone who you think deserves to go up on a billboard for loving their neighbourhood and helping to keep it tidy, then please let us know through the Keep Cardiff Tidy website. Just get in touch and tell us why they deserve our thanks. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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