Don’t litter streets with cigarettes

Angus Council has launched a campaign for cleaner streets by reminding people that discarded cigarettes are litter too and should not be dropped on the pavement.

As part of the anti-litter campaign the council will give away free cigarette butt pocket disposal pouches, available from council ACCESS offices.

Bookmarks will also be given away free from libraries, schools and council offices.

Young people spotted using litter bins could be in line for prizes of £10 vouchers in an initiative set to start once schools resumes in August.

Angus Council waste management spokesperson, Councillor Jim Millar said: “You can be fined £50 for throwing down litter, including cigarette ends, so there is a real consequence for this anti-social behaviour.

“We are lucky enough to live in an attractive area of Scotland and it is up to every single resident, you and old, to play their part in keeping our towns and villages litter-free.

“There are plenty of litter bins in our towns, and facilities to stub out and dispose of cigarette butts.

“Chewing gum, which is difficult to remove from pavements and is very unsightly, can also be disposed of in standard waste bins.

“If you are out and about in the countryside or on the beaches, please be considerate, and take your litter home.”

As part of the campaign to reduce litter, the council will install more litter bins with cigarette ash-trays or stub plates in towns throughout the county.