Glasgow launches network of litter pick hubs

VOLUNTEERS in Glasgow looking to clear litter from their neighbourhoods are to be helped by a network of equipment hubs.

Says Glasgow City Council (here) of its 56 hubs: “[They] are in venues like community centres, schools, coffee shops and neighbourhood projects and are stocked full of equipment needed to hold a litter pick.”

The network has been co-funded by the local council; the charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful; and fast food company, McDonald’s.

The announcement adds: “They are being complemented by an outdoor pilot project which is underway in Knightswood and Possilpark. Funds from two of the council’s local area committees have helped provide lockable, bespoke storage units which look like litter bins, but are actually packed with items including litter pickers, disposable gloves, high-visibility vests, bag hoops, refuse bags and disinfectant wipes. These are useful for sites like parks and green spaces.”

Each of the hubs can be accessed by emailing the hub overseers (map, here).

Picture credit: Glasgow City Council

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