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.

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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 .”