Draft Litter Strategy
Council wishes to en-gage with members of the public, businesses, community groups, schools and various interested stakeholders to get feedback on the Draft Litter Strategy 2022-26.
Litter is an ongoing environmental challenge for Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. Litter has a negative impact on the aesthetic beauty of the Borough and its natural habitats and creates negative experiences for residents and visitors.
There are many causes of littering. Behaviour, how we communicate, approaches to enforcement, infrastructure, strategy and societal attitudes are all factors. Littering is not an issue that can be tackled alone.
For all these reasons, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is committed to reducing litter. As outlined in the corporate plan, Council’s five main strategic priorities include ‘Healthy and Engaged Communities’ and ‘Climate Change and Our Environment’.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council spends over £2million annually on services relating to litter and street cleansing. This level of expenditure would be greatly reduced if no litter was dropped, no fly tipping occurred and no dog fouling was left uncollected.
Reducing littering in our Borough requires best practice in education, engagement, enforcement and infrastructure.
The Strategy will help shape the direction of our work and this is why Council wishes to hear your views on the Draft Litter Strategy.
Complete the Litter Strategy Survey