HARROGATE WATER TEAMS UP WITH KEEP BRITAIN TIDY
Volunteers from Harrogate Water collected 30 bin bags of litter during a clean-up blitz around the town with the help of the deputy chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy Richard McIlwain.
The event was part of the environmental charity's national Great British Spring Clean, which is sponsored by Harrogate Water
Teams of volunteers cleared rubbish from five areas of town and the litter was taken away for recycling and disposal by Harrogate Borough Council.
Harrogate Water and Keep Britain Tidy are also partners in a national plastic bottle recycling initiative, the Incredible Shrinking Bottle campaign, which encourages consumers to 'twist it, cap it, recycle it'.
Harrogate chief executive James Cain said: "We are proud of our partnership with Keep Britain Tidy and I want to thank all my colleagues who volunteered to take part in the litter pick. Together, we want to encourage more people to recycle their rubbish wherever possible."
All Harrogate Water's products are 100 per cent recyclable and glass and plastic bottles use 50 per cent recycled content.
Lunch was provided for volunteers with a visit from the outside catering caravan of Heck Food, the North Yorkshire independent food producer, well known for its popular range of sausages and other food products. Heck staff also helped with the litter pick.