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Otterford Parish Litter Pick 19

Green Pastures,Bishopswood,nr Chard,TA20 3RS

14 Nov 2020

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Our 19th Pick - 'A Pick Like Almost no Other' - will be organised like the 18th Pick in July. If you plan to pick you must register in advance with the Parish Clerk (see website for details) - please do not just turn up on the day. There will be no use of the Parish Hall, no pre- or post-meet, no car-sharing or picking with other households, and no after-Pick refreshments. Picking Packs - litterpickers, hoops, hi-viz vests, sacks etc - will be delivered to pickers a few days before the event. Pickers must phone the Parish Clerk to say they are setting off, and again to confirm they are finished and back home. Sorting and recycling from 2pm. 21 pickers, almost all picking in single household groups. We collected 29 sacks of litter plus lots of miscellaneous items - including a baby's car seat, two push chairs, and lots of toys. We also found and reported four lots of fly-tipping.

After sorting we recycled 379 drinks cans, 195 plastic bottles, 36 glass bottles/jars, metal, paper and cardboard, plastic trays and lids, and aluminium foil. .

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Otterford Parish Litter Pick 11

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Otterford Parish Litter Pick 10

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Otterford Parish Litter Pick 9

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Otterford Parish Litter Pick 8

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