Angus is doing its bit to make Scotland the cleanest country in Europe by launching its Clean-up Angus campaign.
A spokesman for Angus Council said that individuals and groups were being encouraged to take the Clean-Up Scotland pledge online. She said in doing so, they were vowing to help free their community of litter and graffiti, report incidents of fly tipping and responsibly dispose of litter and mess in their area.
She said the council were on hand to offer support and advice to anyone planning a community clean-up.
“The council has offered free promotion of their event in their online calendar and waste services staff can lend litter picking tongs, high visibility clothing, gloves, bags and will uplift the collected rubbish, “ she added.
Speaking at the launch, the council’s vice-convener of Communities, Councillor Jeanette Gaul said: “Angus is a beautiful county but that natural beauty is being spoiled by a man-made problem – like many other places litter, mess and dog fouling can spoil our communities.
“We can change this by working together with residents, local groups, businesses and schools and have a cleaner Angus.
“The goal of this Clean-Up Angus campaign is quite literally to consign litter, mess and dog fouling to the bin. Cleaning up costs hundreds of thousands of pounds every year so we want less mess not more costly clean-up.
She continued; “Through this community based campaign of action against litter and mess we can all take greater pride in Angus.”
For advice on promoting community clean-up events, call 08452 777 778.