Members of the council’s recycling team, in partnership with Veolia, helped residents to tidy up their street over the weekend, in response to concerns from people in the area.
Gladstone Road in central Watford has around 200 properties; many of which are shared houses, which means there are a lot of bins. Concerns were raised by the Queens Road Community Action Group about the number of bins left on the pavement, blocking the way for pedestrians – especially those with pushchairs or using wheelchairs.
On Saturday our team visited the street to give advice, hand out bin-numbering stickers, and take away any unused bins in an effort to kick-start the clean-up. Over 1.3 tonnes of waste was collected and around 30 unused bins removed.
Elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill, said: “We have written to householders and landlords asking for help in keeping their street neat. Basically, we are just asking for the bins to be put back after collection. No one should have to live in a messy street and put up with people not clearing up. This will hugely improve both the accessibility and look of the road for residents and visitors.”
Residents were also offered advice about what they can and can’t recycle; and provided with contact details for local charities who collect unwanted furniture.
For more information about the recycling services offered by Watford, in partnership with Veolia, please visit our recycling pages.