Former adviser calls on Royal Borough to cut waste
A FOCUS on waste reduction in the Royal Borough this year is encouraged by a former adviser.
Ed Wilson, who represented the Clewer South neighborhood, regularly collects garbage and organizes garbage pickups in the area.
Now he is urging the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) to focus on cleaner streets over the coming year.
In 2021, Mr Wilson collected nearly 300 bags of garbage from city parks and streets, saying it was a “relentless” task.
He said: “I know RBWM has a lot of issues to deal with, but the garbage is destroying many areas across the world. Royal District.
“Their street cleaners are doing a great job, but there aren’t enough of them to protect our towns and villages from waste. ”
Mr Wilson approached the council with a proposal for volunteers to set up temporary trash cans where existing trash cans are overflowing.
He explained that this would give RBWM more time to empty any overflowing rubbish bins or dog bins while making sure the litter can be properly collected.
Councilor David Cannon, a member of the cabinet for public protection, said the council takes a zero tolerance approach to all forms of waste.
He said: “It is a criminal offense to throw away litter and there is no excuse for doing so when there are a lot of public rubbish bins in the borough where residents and visitors can properly dispose of. their waste, or we encourage people to take it to your home and throw it there.
“The council has a dedicated law enforcement team to fight environmental crime to make the borough a cleaner and safer place to live, work and visit.”
Cllr Cannon explained that routine scheduled road and trail cleaning is also done on a regular basis.
And public bins are emptied throughout the year.
Mr. Wilson also suggested that council organize a forum for residents and volunteers to raise concerns in the borough.
And he called on the board’s chief executive, Duncan Sharkey, to join him in a choice of litter to see how parts of the city are affected.
Mr Wilson added, “It’s not just about getting people to pick up litter, it’s about changing the behavior of current and future generations.
“There are no magic solutions to the problem, but a properly coordinated plan is needed and RBWM must take the lead in keeping our beautiful Royal Borough free of litter.”
If someone is caught littering for the first time, the council will impose a fine of £ 100, which will be reduced to £ 75 if paid within 14 days.
Those who fail to pay within 14 days will be prosecuted for the offense and, if found guilty, may be fined up to £ 2,500.
To report a litter box problem, visit https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/transport-and-streets/report-problem-littering