Council launches anti-litter campaign in Bexley

PUBLISHED: 16:30 21 March 2018

The campaign asks local residents to pick up at least one piece of plastic litter a week from the borough’s streets. Picture: PA/Rui Vieria

The campaign asks local residents to pick up at least one piece of plastic litter a week from the borough’s streets. Picture: PA/Rui Vieria

PA Wire/Press Association Images

The council has today (21 March) launched #DoitforBexley - a new anti-littering campaign which asks local residents to pledge to pick up at least one piece of plastic litter a week from the borough’s streets.

Bexley’s recycling reward scheme provider, London Green Points, is backing the campaign and will be providing existing scheme members with an extra 300 Green Points on their account when they make the pledge at

Residents who have not yet signed up to London Green Points can still earn the points once they create an account.

When they make the pledge they will also earn an extra 50 bonus Green Points.

Cllr Peter Craske, cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure, said: “BBC’s Blue Planet II and David Attenborough’s work has highlighted the horrific impact of plastic pollution.

“Plastic litter dropped on the floor in a busy town centre can easily be blown into Bexley’s rivers, which ultimately leads to the sea.

“We want people who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it, to make the simple pledge to pick up one piece of plastic litter a week.

“Together we can make a difference and #DoitforBexley!”

The campaign has been launched in support of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean (March 2 - 25).

It aims to inspire people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us.

A YouTube video has been produced to support the campaign, which can be viewed at

Across the borough there are 570 street litter bins, two reuse and recycling centres, weekly recycling collections for residents and businesses and various recycling points.

Despite this, the council’s own Street Cleaning team and fleet of street cleaning machines (including the brand new street washing machine ‘Lightning McClean’), together with 220 volunteer Community Litter Pickers, managed to collect and remove over 3,000 tonnes of litter from Bexley’s streets last year.

For more information about the London Green Points – Bexley, visit


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bexley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bexley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bexley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Bexley news

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Since Bexley Council launched its anti-litter campaign earlier this year, 1,000 Bexley residents have now made the commitment to pick up at least one piece of plastic litter a week.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Our reporter Liam Coleman met with the big man before a hectic few weeks.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Crossrail, London’s new east to west railway service, may be delayed even further and could require a £2billion funding boost, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Monday, December 10, 2018

A faulty filtation system in a fish tank is believed to have caused a fire at a care home in Thamesmead on Sunday (December 9).

Friday, December 7, 2018

Rail travellers are now benefiting from recently completed work to improve access to Erith Station and to enhance the forecourt and station building.

A Bexley man who was suspected in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has admitted being a kingpin in a £4 million drugs plot.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

A burglar who stole three cars from homes in Dartford and Bexley has been sentenced to four years imprisonment.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Officers have made a number of arrests this morning (Thursday, December 6), including in areas of Bexley and Bromley as part of an investigation into violent disorder which occurred on August 25 in the Hounslow area.

Most read news

Digital Edition

Read the Bexley Times e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24