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Behavioural Change Environmental Services

MISSION STATEMENT “ To make Bolton’s local areas cleaner, safer and greener places that local people own, are proud of and in which they want to spend their time. ”


Litter Domestic waste Dog fouling Commercial waste Fly-tipping Graffiti Fly-posting

Range of issues

Behavioural Change Campaign Overall Love Bolton hate litter strives to achieve: Improve local environment quality of Bolton Raise awareness of the main environmental issues that affect Bolton’s local environmental quality Bring communities together through a shared environmental focus Create a cleaner Bolton Long term reduction on street cleansing costs

Back Street Waste Future campaigns to tackle back street dumping are planned. This activity is a blight on Bolton's environment, and is costing the Authority hundreds of thousands of pounds to deal with each year. Working in partnership with Neighbourhood Managers, a campaign will be rolled out to educate residents in some of the towns most challenging areas

Back Street Waste/Fly-tipping Fly-tipping is any waste that is not contained in your wheeled bin. You can be fined or prosecuted for placing loose waste in the back street

Loose refuse makes local areas look untidy and uncared for Loose refuse attracts vermin such as rats and pigeons Cleaning up fly tipping costs taxpayers in money and time Attracts arson and further fly tipping

Dog Fouling It is estimated the dog population of the UK is 8 million, producing around 1000 tonnes of dog excrement per day. The majority of owners behave responsibly and pick after their dogs. However, dog mess left by a minority of irresponsible owners is often the cause of complaints to the local Councils

Why is Dog Fouling a problem Dog fouling carries a risk of infection and disease ‘TOXOCARA’ is serious eye disorder that can lead to blindness, especially in young children Public Health risk (which can lead to serious illness) and affects peoples quality of life Most offensive form of litter

The Fouling of Land by Dogs (The Borough Council of Bolton) Order 2007 • • •

All highways in the borough Footpaths, bridleways and carriageways whether adopted or unadopted. Land owned or managed by Bolton Council, within the geographical boundary of Bolton

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Country Parks Sports Playing Fields Amenity Areas Open Spaces Parks Children’s Play Areas Recreation Areas

The Problem Domestic Waste Receptacle Enforcement Litter caused by overflowing or vandalised bins Unsightly back streets and theft of wheelie bins Litter and pest control issues from residual bagged side waste Bins discarded on the streets reducing cleansing activity and performance Bin fires Non participation in recycling schemes with potential LATs penalties Obstruction for disabled residents

The Consequences Domestic Waste Receptacle Enforcement Did you know... Each bin fire has extensive financial impact on the community Bin fires can result in a loss of life The Fire Service may not be able to attend other serious incidents quickly if time is spent putting out bin fires. Bin fires are on the increase in Bolton

Bin Fires • •

23 bin wagons carrying the fire safety message Strong partnership working with Greater Manchester Fire & Police to raise awareness of the dangers Bin fire leaflets and wheelie bin stickers

What is Litter? Litter is caused by people, and can refer to anything from a crisp packet or cigarette butt to a bag of rubbish. All litter is unsightly and makes our local areas look untidy and uncared for. Common things seen as litter include fastfood packaging, sweet wrappers, drinks cans, bottles and smoking related litter.

Litter • • • •

Litter does not clean itself away! It can take years to degrade It can harm wildlife and habitats It can contribute to crime and make people feel less safe (Stats) • It can discourage people from investing in areas • It can attract pigeons and vermin such as rats • It is a criminal offence to drop litter and you could be fined

Future Initiatives – Takeaway Waste As people live busier lives, work later and eat on the move more frequently, they also drop more litter. With Bolton’s thriving night time economy also adding to this problem, consumer patterns increasingly take place over a 24 hour period. The Council is intending to create a ‘Voluntary Code of Practice’ for reducing litter caused by food on the go establishments throughout Bolton

Big Bolton Tidy Ups Volunteers

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Andy Bolan - Env. Enforcement Presentation  

Bolton HomeWatch Conference Presentation by Andy Bolan - Env. Enforcement Presentation

Andy Bolan - Env. Enforcement Presentation  

Bolton HomeWatch Conference Presentation by Andy Bolan - Env. Enforcement Presentation