Ash Vale Staff Tackle Litter at Local Industrial Estate

Ash Vale Litter Pick

On the 3rd July, our teams took part in another litter pick alongside Stormwater Shepherds, an international not for profit organisation committed to restoring health to our waterways.

The clean-up took place in Guildford, on a short section of Moorfield Road on the Slyfield Industrial Estate. Organised by our Associate Andy Johnson, 7 volunteers joined him from various local organisations including Surrey County Council and Guildford Terracycle.

Andy is also a zero pollution ambassador for Stormwater Shepherds, he said “I think watercourses are the neglected cousin of the waste and conservation area. We hope this litter pick is the first of many organised by Stormwater Shepherds.”

By the end of their litter pick the team had collected 10 bags of rubbish, a football and a vacuum cleaner!

Stormwater Shepherd UK Operations Director, Jo Bradley, said “Run-off from the roads contains poisonous organic compounds and metals and they go directly into our rivers, rarely with treatment. We want highway authorities to have treatment systems for all the busiest roads such as motorways. It is expensive but a whole lot more costly if we don’t manage the problem.”

As always, we are pleased to see our staff taking the initiative in supporting our community and doing their bit to take care of the planet, well done to all involved.

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