links to useful sites
Whether local authority, charity or voluntary sector, it's worth knowing who is there to help.
|Cornwall Council||Cornwall Council is the Litter Authority responsible for all public land and roads within their boundary, except for the motorways and major trunk roads for which the Highways Agency is responsible (see below).www.cornwall.gov.uk|
|Clean Cornwall||A partnership set up to reduce litter in Cornwall.
|LitterAction||The LitterAction community – an online resource that supports people who take local action on litter. www.litteraction.org.uk|
|'Keep Britain Tidy'||An environmental charity who campaign directly to the public, best known for the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, which has been running for over fifty years.
Litter and the Law keepbritaintidy.org/gum/publications/litter_the_law
|Environment Agency||Large-scale incidents of fly-tipping (more than a lorry load), hazardous waste in drums, and waste dumped in a way that is a threat to human health or to the environment.
Contact:Incidents can be reported 24 hours a day on 0800 807 060. www.environment-agency.gov.uk
|Highways Agency||Resposible for litter and fly-tipping on motorways and major trunk roads and the tidiness of all motorways and major trunk roads.
Contact:Complaints about litter or fly-tipping can be made to the Highways Agency InformationLine 0845 750 40 30. If you see a driver throwing litter out of a car window, make a note of the number plate and call the local police. The police can issue a fine of £75 or more. Highways Agency
|Litter Heroes||'A site for people who want to do something about litter.' www.litterheroes.co.uk.|
|CPRE||Campaign for the Protection of Rural England - their Stop the Drop campaign tackles the litter and fly-tipping problem that is despoiling our beautiful countryside. www.cpre.org.uk|
|Recycle for Cornwall||96% of Cornwall is now covered by a kerbside recycling service. Find out what happens to your kerbside collections, buy a compost bin, facts & figures.... www.recycleforcornwall.org.uk|
|The Freecycle Network||A grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. www.freecycle.org|