3 August 2015

Pride clean up

Over the Pride weekend, Cityclean staff were out in force working around the clock to keep the city clean.

It’s the busiest weekend of the year for the council’s refuse, recycling and street cleaning staff.

Extra staff were employed to work over the weekend and additional rubbish bins installed along the route of the procession.

A team of street cleaners followed the procession to clear rubbish.

Other Cityclean staff worked in shifts day and night over the weekend, finishing at around 2am.

We collected over 120 tonnes of rubbish from the streets and litter bins, the most they have ever collected. It’s the equivalent of 12 dust-cart loads or one day of rubbish that the council collects across the entire city.

The clean-up finished with jet washing of streets and pavements.

Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee, said: “Our street cleaners do a tremendous job to keep the city clean during the busiest weekend of the year.

“We would urge everyone to support them by disposing of their litter responsibly - putting it in one of the litter or recycling bins; or by taking any rubbish home with them.”