Team chipping in to clean up food litter

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THE chips are down after a clean up campaign against fast food litter is launched.

Doncaster’s Neighbourhood Response Team launched a clear up operation as part of the Love Where You Live campaign, with projects running all week and finishing last Sunday.

The team were speaking to residents and businesses about the problem, raising awareness of the £75 fixed penalty notices that will be dished out to anyone throwing a takeaway carton on the ground.

Mark Clapham, franchise owner of a Doncaster McDonald’s branch, said: “Staff conduct regular litter picks in the areas surrounding my restaurants as it is important to keep the borough clean and tidy.

“We work closely with Doncaster Council to improve the local environment for all.”

Staff from McDonald’s branches around the borough have been supporting the project as a partner of the Love Where You Live campaign

Councillor Cynthia Ransome, cabinet member for communities, street scene and environment Protection, added: “With the Jubilee and Olympics around the corner this is an important time for the borough and Doncaster needs to be looking its best.

“Fast food litter is an issue in both our town centres and surrounding areas and it comes down to a matter of personal responsibility. Make sure your takeaway goes in a litter bin, failing that take it home for disposal or recycling.

“Doncaster Council takes action against all environmental crime.”

The event is supported by Doncaster Council’s Area, Enforcement and FLAG teams. To report litter hot spots call the Neighbourhood Response Team on 01302 736000.