Complaints spark project to clear Middlesbrough of cigarette litter

Middlesbrough residents have complained about the amount of cigarette waste in the town. Credit: ITV

A campaign to rid Middlesbrough of discarded cigarette litter will be launched in the town later today.

The initiative follows a string of complaints from residents to Cllr Habib Rehman who has said he wants to appeal to members of the public to consider other residents and the environment, and to dispose of their waste responsibly.

The campaign will be launched at Teesside University with Streetscene staff who will distribute cigarette stub pouches to students.

The team will also offer information and advice on the environmental effects of dropping cigarette litter, and the following day leaflets will be distributed in the ward on smoking-related environmental and health issues.