By Bristol City Council.
Don’t let critters spread the waste is the message from Bristol City Council and Bristol Waste Company who are encouraging everyone in the city to be responsible with their rubbish.
If people leave their rubbish in a bag or next to the bin, wildlife such as gulls, foxes and rats can get hold of it and spread it around. The message is simple – use the bin, or if it’s full, use another one or take your rubbish with you.
Our Mayor Marvin Rees supports this latest Clean Streets initiative, saying: “Keeping Bristol clean is all of our responsibility and we’re trying to educate people about the consequences of littering.
“During the summer there is usually an increase in the amount of rubbish left in Bristol’s parks and green spaces. We want to encourage people to help make the city cleaner for everyone, so we can all enjoy the summer months.”
Litter Critter animal installations will feature on 150 bins from July in ‘hot spot’ areas across the city centre with the message ‘Don’t feed the litter critters!’.
This summer the council is employing thirteen additional grounds maintenance staff to work in its parks and green spaces, and staff will also be working shifts outside core operating hours in order to empty bins more frequently. Temporary additional bins have also been provided in several busy parks.
Find out more: bristol.gov.uk/littercritters