Action Day to tackle Llanelli litter issue

149 days ago

Carmarthenshire County Council’s recycling advisors are holding an action day to raise awareness and educate residents about the littering challenges we are facing in Llanelli Town Centre and the surrounding streets.  

The advisors will be available on Monday, July 16, 10am - 2pm, outside Boots in Llanelli, handing out advice and freebies such as portable ash trays and gum wraps.

The aim of the action day is to engage with those who live, work and visit Llanelli, to ask them what they think about the environmental quality in the area, what they think could be done to tackle any litter related issues, and who they think the culprits are.

We will also be guiding the public on the correct use of litter and recycling bins, and how to report dog fouling and litter offences.

There will be the chance to sign up and volunteer to do community litter picks, leading to the opportunity to earn time credits which reward volunteers for every hour of time they give.  

Cllr Hazel Evans, Executive Board Member for Environment, said: “An action day is a great way for us to engage with the community, and an opportunity for us to communicate crucial information and our methods to the public. Our residents will also get a chance to voice their concerns and suggestions.”