Help towards a cleaner Scotland

Angus councillor Jeanette Gaul.
Angus councillor Jeanette Gaul.

A new campaign has been launched in Angus so the county can do its bit to help make Scotland Europe’s cleanest country.

As part of ‘Clean-up Angus’, individuals and groups are encouraged to take the Clean-Up Scotland pledge online to help free their community of litter and graffiti, report incidents of flytipping and responsibly dispose of litter and mess in their area.

Angus Council is also on hand to support and advise anyone planning a community clean-up with free promotion of the event on its online calendar, while waste services staff can lend litter picking tongs, high visibility clothing, gloves, bags and will uplift the collected rubbish.

Councillor Jeanette Gaul, vice-convener of Communities, said: “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.

“Through this community-based campaign we can all take greater pride in Angus. We have so much to be proud of with our lively and welcoming towns, our spectacular scenery, our championship golf courses and our unique heritage.”

Further information is available on 08452 777 778.