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How we clean up during the biggest event of the year – Armed Forces Day 2023

2:16 pm, Thursday, 15th June 2023 - 12 months ago

Environment and community safety

North East Lincolnshire Council’s street cleansing team are gearing up for their busiest weekend of the year.

The small team will be clearing up after thousands of visitors that are expected to descend on Cleethorpes this weekend.

Street cleaning workers are covering the resort from 5am to 10pm and are rolling out extra bins and vehicles in response to the numbers of people expected.

Cleethorpes has more than 320 litter bins, including many for recycling paper and plastic bottles.

For Armed Forces Weekend, the street cleansing team are taking these additional measures:

  • Adding extra-large bins in Market Place, Alexandra Road and by the Pier
  • Installing two skips for litter in Kingsway
  • Increasing how often they empty the bins along the seafront from North Promenade to the Fitties
  • Litter picking on foot for the duration of the event.

No amount of bins can cope with the numbers expected, so if you are visiting the resort and a bin is full, please find another or take your rubbish home with you.

Usually, they would drive along the promenade to empty the litter bins, but this isn’t possible when there are large crowds of people.

Instead, they will wheel bins to a stationary bin wagon in Central Promenade, near the Ross Castle, and have smaller roving wagons on the North Promenade and between the Leisure Centre and the Fitties.

Any traders operating in the resort must have their own arrangements in place for disposing of their business waste. They must not use street litter bins.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport, said:

“Imagine cleaning up in a jam-packed pub and multiply that by 100,000 – that’s the job faced by our amazing street cleansing team this weekend.

“With so many visitors expected this weekend, our street cleansing team are putting in extra measures in response to the demands, but they need your help.

“Please give them space to do their jobs and if a bin is full, find another or take your rubbish home with you.

“Cleethorpes is an excellent resort to visit, it’s also an internationally important site for nature and wildlife. We all have a part to play in looking after it.”

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