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It’s a whole load of rubbish

Paul Hanson with the rubbish he has collected from Black Brook, Greetland.

Paul Hanson with the rubbish he has collected from Black Brook, Greetland.

An environmentally conscious Greetland resident is dismayed with the problem of pollution in a nearby river.

Paul Hanson, of Silverdale Terrace, litter-picks rubbish daily from Black Brook River to try and alleviate the eyesore and damage of pollution on the ecosystem.

After returning from a ten week overseas trip, Mr Hanson was dismayed at the scale of the problem.

“I collected 30 bin bags of rubbish - cans, plastic bags, food, drink and dog excrement. Black Brook is a wildlife corridor with much to offer the considerate user. Plastic and other rubbish has a considerable and negative affect when introduced into the food chain.

“Local residents have not been issued with bins from the council - this would help reduce the problem and awareness from nearby schools and employers would also help,” said Mr Hanson.

Calderdale Council said: “We take a strong stance on littering to help make the borough a cleaner, safer place. We issue a fine of £80 to anyone who commits an environmental offence, including dropping litter. If litter is a problem in a specific area, residents are advised to report the issue by calling 0845 245 7000 .”

 

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