People in Jersey urged to stop leaving litter and fly tipping

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Jersey's government and the island's National Trust are urging people to be more considerate with their waste when out in public.

It comes after Jersey Police described the actions of some members of the public as "selfish" after rubbish and broken glass was found on thesteps by La Frégate last week.

Rubbish and broken glass was found by members of the public on the morning of Sunday 17 May. Credit: Jersey Police

The government says there have been "several complaints" that rubbish has been left at popular island beauty spots, and in instances where bins were already full, the rubbish was left causing a "nuisance".

This rubbish was left in West Park Jersey and found by a member of the public on Sunday 17 May 2020. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Jersey's Minister for Infrastructure is reminding islanders of their "personal responsibilities" especially at a time when a failure to get rid of litter properly puts "undue pressure" on resources.

Our teams are working hard to deliver their normal service, but with increasing demand due to more take-away packaging and more people enjoying the outdoors, we can all do our part by taking any unwanted rubbish home, or to another bin with more capacity. We must keep our beautiful island safe and clean for everyone to enjoy and this means abiding by the law when it comes to disposing of unwanted rubbish.

Deputy Kevin Lewis, Jersey's Minister for Infrastructure

Jersey's National Trust has shared images on its Facebook page of litter being left at Le Coleron, and found fly tipping had taken place in the woods at Le Moulin de Quetivel.

The Trust's Chief Executive, Charles Alluto says there have been a couple of incidents recently where broken bottles, BBQs and "lots of" rubbish has been left.

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What we want people to do is to help us look after the countryside, the countryside has been so important during lockdown, it's a wonderful resource - and we need people's help so that we can care for it, and not spend our time clearing up other people's rubbish.

Charles Alluto, Jersey's National Trust Chief Executive

The Household Reuse and Recycling Centre at La Collette is now open.