OVER the last fortnight a team of litter-pickers on Ceredigion's highway network has collected over 750 bags of rubbish.

As part of Caru Ceredigion, Ceredigion County Council has collected approximately 1,500kgs of litter – which is the equivalent to the weight of a family car.

"While this is an amazing effort, it is totally avoidable, unnecessary and expensive," said a Council spokesperson.

"Despite working to strict health and safety protocols any work undertaken on highways also carries with it some risk.

"Littering, like other enviro-crimes, such as fly tipping and dog fouling, makes no sense environmentally or financially, and puts people’s lives in danger.

"While the roads do look a lot better, unfortunately, within days of the work being done, we have seen rubbish re-appear in some places.

"Expecting someone else to clean up all the time isn’t the solution, nor sustainable.

"Increasingly, as another part of Caru Ceredigion, we have seen more people wanting to get actively involved in community and beach cleaning activity.

"The Council very much appreciates this, but can only support it when it is undertaken safely which includes in relation to COVID-19."

Keep Wales Tidy have recently launched their Caru Cymru project, which is very much aligned with Caru Ceredigion.

For further information on Keep Wales Tidy, Caru Cymru and the support available, visit the Keep Wales Tidy website.