MORAY Council is backing Keep Scotland Beautiful's national Spring Clean, as part of the Clean Up Scotland campaign.
In 2017 Moray taxpayers spent more than £10,000 cleaning up fly-tipping, and issues with littering and dog fouling remain.
Moray Council is providing litter picking equipment to those organising and taking part in litter picks to clean up the area, and will uplift and safely dispose of all litter picked up through organised events.
Cllr Graham Leadbitter praised residents taking part in Clean Up Scotland events in Moray.
“A big thanks has to go out to all those organising and participating in litter picks. As a council we manage litter and street cleaning because it has an impact on our community. Not only is it unsightly, but it can impact on our environment and our health. It can sometimes feel like a never-ending challenge but we put thousands of hours each year into keeping Moray beautiful.
“In reality though, it’s everyone’s responsibility and there’s no excuse for littering as we have more than 1,300 litter and lay by bins in Moray. If you’re out and about and not near a bin – please take your rubbish home.”
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “At Keep Scotland Beautiful we want to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable and we thank all who are doing a fantastic job to help us achieve this goal.”
To find out more, or to get involved, visit www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/local-environmental-quality/clean-up-scotland/get-involved/organise-a-clean-up.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.