The spring clean campaign, which ran from February to April saw extra resources put into cleaning our streets and rural areas of litter, as well as things like road sweeping and grass cutting.
Thirteen community litter picks were organised across the district and 247 litter bags were issued.
Over the course of the campaign, the bags collected and sweepings generated over 87 tonnes of waste, which is equivalent to the weight of a blue whale!
The campaign may have ended, but teams will still be out in the district emptying litter bins, clearing litter, and cutting verges.
Cllr Richard Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, said:
“Our spring clean campaign has made a big difference across the district, but the key thing now is to keep the area looking great.
“We’ll be doing our bit, but it is you who can make the greatest impact.”
How you can help
The best way to stop littering is not to drop it, so if you’re out and about, please find a litter bin and put it in.
Adding to over-full litter bins makes it much more likely that your rubbish will blow out onto the floor. If you do find one of our litter bins that needs emptying, you can report it through your MyEHDC account.
We’ll provide equipment, safety advice and arrange to collect bags of litter from anyone who wants to arrange a community litter pick in their area.
Litter enforcement patrols will continue to seek out littering hot spots, including rural areas. Littering is a criminal offence and offenders can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80 or a fine of up to £2,500 together with a criminal record.
You can also report overgrown grass areas or hedges, shrubs and vegetation through your MyEHDC account.