Council's firm litter stance

Litter picking is being stopped on one half of a street in Northamptonshire, to illustrate how much rubbish council staff have to pick up.

Council begins clean up

Rubbish in Church Street Credit: ITV

A clear-up has started on one half of a street in Northamptonshire, which was deliberately not cleaned over the weekend. Wellingborough Borough Council wanted to show how much rubbish it has to pick up.

So, while litter was still collected from the south side of Church Street, the north side was left all Saturday and Sunday.

Every year, the council spends more than a hundred-thousand pounds clearing up the streets.

Council's novel way of tackling litter problem

by Stuart Leithes

Litter picking is being stopped on one half of a street in Northamptonshire this weekend - to show how much rubbish accumulates when nothing's done to tidy it up.

The council in Wellingborough spends more than £100,000 a year on litter picking, now It wants to encourage people to put more of it in bins.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

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Council takes unique stance over litter

Litter picking is being stopped on one half of a street in Northamptonshire.
Litter picking is being stopped on one half of a street in Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV Anglia

Litter picking is being stopped on one half of a street in Northamptonshire - to illustrate how much rubbish council staff have to pick up.

Wellingborough Borough Council spends more than £100,000 cleaning up the streets each year.

Litter will still be picked from the south side of Church Street - but the north side will be left untouched all weekend.