Council launches Quick Pick litter initiative

13th December 2021

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council recently launched a new Quick Pick litter initiative to make it easier for residents and visitors to play their part in keeping the district clean and protect the environment.

An ‘A-frame’ litter picking station has been developed to run as a trial and has been placed at Killyfole Reservoir amenity site.  This trial will be reviewed with the objective of potentially placing more frames in other locations throughout the district. The frame will serve as a hand sanitiser station and collect a bag and litter pickers

This initiative supports the Council’s current Litter Champion Scheme which encourages individuals to register with the Council as a volunteer to undertake to clean up their local area and also reinforces its commitment to the Leave No Trace principles.

Speaking about the Quick Pick litter initiative, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Errol Thompson, said:

“I am delighted to launch this new initiative aimed at encouraging residents and visitors to work with the Council to ensure our district remains an attractive place to live, work and visit.

Our Street Scene Teams work hard to keep our district clean and the additional contribution by the public to support their efforts is very much appreciated.

I would like to commend and thank individuals and groups who have already participated in the Quick Pick litter initiative and the Litter Champion Scheme. Your contribution is greatly assisting the Council in tackling littering across the Council area.”

A significant proportion of the Council’s annual expenditure can be attributed to addressing littering, fly-tipping and dumping throughout the district. The Council is a member of Leave No Trace Ireland and is committed to the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.

The Council has also recently launched its first Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan. This initiative helps the Council to advance its commitment to protecting the environment and addressing the impact of Climate Change whilst also seeking to reduce the burden of additional costs on ratepayers.

For more information, please contact Emmett Brogan by email at emmett.brogan@fermanaghomagh.com or by telephone on 0300 303 1777.

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