Walsall Council launches Litter Charter for businesses in the borough

Walsall businesses are being invited to sign up to a new charter designed by Walsall Council to help create and maintain a cleaner, greener Walsall. 

Betteridge Butchers, King Charles Street, Bentley is the first business to pledge its support to the initiative with the key aims of the scheme focusing on reducing waste from businesses and their customers and keeping our streets clean and tidy.

By pledging to the Litter Charter, Simon Betteridge, the owner of the business, has been provided with litter picking equipment to help him and his staff keep the shop frontage litter-free. Simon and his team will also receive continued support from the Walsall Council’s Clean and Green volunteer coordinators.

Councillor Oliver Butler, portfolio holder for Clean and Green, said

We’ve got to find new ways of keeping the borough clean and our new Litter Charter is a good way forward to help make the borough as clean and green as possible.

I must applaud Simon on stepping up and leading the way, hopefully for other businesses to follow suit. If you are a local business that take pride in keeping our borough clean, then I encourage you to get in touch with the team to find out how you can be involved. If all local retailers would commit to spending just a matter of minutes each day cleaning up their frontages it would make a huge difference.

I will also take the opportunity to remind residents that we all have a duty to keep our borough clean. Make sure you don’t litter: Please use bins as needed or else take your rubbish home with you to dispose of or to recycle.

Simon Betteridge, owner of Betteridge Butchers, said:

This is an excellent initiative and one that we wholeheartedly support, litter is a pet hate of mine.  It is important for me to keep the area clean and this scheme will hopefully encourage other businesses to follow suit and make Walsall spotless.

For more information or to sign your business up to the Litter Charter please visit https://go.walsall.gov.uk/environment/walsall_community_litter_watch/our_high_streets