Tell us what you think of Preston’s littering problem with The Big Litter Survey

Posted on - 17th July, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Observations, Opinion, People, Politics, Preston News
Littering is an ongoing problem

Blog Preston has regularly reported on littering issues across the city but the subject remains as big a problem as ever throughout our streets.


During lockdown there was a big increase in litter and flytipping in locations across the country which has even been putting nature at risk, according to The Woodland Trust.

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Scenes on the news of the aftermath of mass visits to the seaside, with tonnes of rubbish being picked up after careless visitors, shocked many.

It’s not just unsightly, as discarded rubbish can pose a threat to nature in many ways, and there were reports of overflowing bins in parks and streets as more people pounded the pavement or stayed local in lockdown.

Blog Preston, along with InYourArea want to find out more about the litter problem in your area with The Big Litter Survey that is launching today.

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Some of the questions we need help with, to build a clearer picture of the extent of litter and littering in Preston include:

  • Since lockdown, have you noticed an increase in litter?
  • Is it mostly fast-food containers, or something else?
  • Are there plenty of public bins in your area, or should there be more?
  • Have you personally ever dropped a packet on the floor?

Click here to answer a few questions to help us understand the problem where you live, or take the survey below.

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Is littering a problem in your area? Tell us more in the comments below.

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