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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTom View Post
    I disagree with that DT, I actually find that young people are suprisingly respectful in the countryside but for the small minority of chavs who at the sign of any hit weather head for reservoirs etc.
    Young people get a hard time and I think it is unwarranted
    It's the small minority young or old that litter. DT's not having a go at young people, it's easier to educate the young than some old folk that are set in their ways possibly? Some young people need a hard time and some like you Tom are sound as a pound
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    Near where Tom lives really gets me annoyed on nice days. A lot of people will drive to Dovestones on a nice day and spend the afternoon near the stream and have some lunch etc. Then when they go home they take everything apart from their mess. After the recent warm spell I ran to Dovestones one evening to find the area they picnic on a right state. This could be solved somewhat if OMBC, or whoever is responsible for the land, placed a few more bins in the area but still if there is no bin, take your shit home with you. The land at the bottom of the path to Chew Reser was covered in carrier bags of rubbish, much of it bagged up but just dumped in front of a dog bin. This area is beautiful and I can not for one mionute just think this is young people, 'chavs' etc but more like families.
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    Whoever the culprits are, and wherever they're dropping litter, there is only one reason for it....pure laziness. The stuff has been carried in weighing more than after they've eaten/drank the contents so why the heck can't they just carry it out. Not only is it an eyesore wherever it is dropped (city streets, beauty spots or wild country) but it puts animals at risk. Those responsible are lazy and thoughtless. I don't think bins would make a drastic difference to those who drop litter, if they had an ounce of responsibility they'd just take their rubbish home if there wasn't a bin.

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    Bins (in beauty spots, parks etc) are not the answer. Getting people to take their rubbish home with them, then to dispose of it responsibly is
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    Litter, part of my job I'm afraid which can be a pain in the arse! I am a gardener working for a parks dept and have the sole charge of looking after a ornamental park in Ripon. Bins we need them in parks and I don't mind emptying them, countryside yes people should take it home with them.On the whole people are very good and do put it into the bins, its always the minority that spoil it for the majority. TRAINING thats all it is folks, parents train your kids to put it in the bin from a young age, its no different than training a dog. Some people just will not do it they just think society should do it for them.

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    Litter is one of my pet hates and I've posted about it before. I will also pick up other people's rubbish and I think more of us should. Ok it's not our litter but it is everybodys countryside and therefore everybody's responsibility. No point cutting off your nose to spite your face.

    I certainly remember when I lived in Ripon that somtimes the bandstand in the park was surrounded by glass bottles, cans and crisps packets after a Saturday night. Now that would be young people.

    However, I also think it is a combination of young and old. I also think for some it's ignorance, for others it's not caring but also think some city folk are so used to someone clearing up after them that they don't think atwice about it.

    Having said that though farmers are some of the worse litter louts about :angry:

    What ever happened to 'Keep Britain Tidy'??

    By the way when I toured Iceland I saw precious little litter. Icelandics seem to care about their environment generally. Most don't seem to drop litter, will pick up others litter and importantly all kids of secondary school age have to either find work during the holidays or work for the community tending communal spaces etc. I think it's a fantastic idea that obviously works. Make everyone feel repsonsible for their own environment from a young age. :thumbup:

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    Got an alcohol ban now in the gardens Flopsy and it does work.Its great to watch the police come in and pour away there stash of beer in front of there very eyes, poor little darlings they don't come into the park again.

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    Re: Litter!!

    I asked a ranger-type fellah once about litter bins. He said they aren't the answer, as if there's a bin it has to be emptied on a regular basis, or people think it's justified to leave crap all around it as they can then blame whoever is responible for not emptying the bin. And in popular beauty spots, they'd need emptying a lot.
    I agree with DT, it's education at an early age, and examples set by adults to young kids, that's the way forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plodding bear View Post
    I asked a ranger-type fellah once about litter bins. He said they aren't the answer, as if there's a bin it has to be emptied on a regular basis, or people think it's justified to leave crap all around it as they can then blame whoever is responible for not emptying the bin. And in popular beauty spots, they'd need emptying a lot.
    I agree with DT, it's education at an early age, and examples set by adults to young kids, that's the way forward.
    three peaking this weekend in the dales, I was surprised how tidy it was given the number on the hill (LOTS) There was still bottles chocwrappers etc and I made a point of picking up what I could and explaining why and by the end my group were actually picking up rubbish themselves despite some being unable to bend down with out great pain ... The bannana skin-orange peel brigade do my head in , "It'll rot"! I try and point out that 1000 walkers a day can do the PPP if each one drops a bananna skin on each hill.... it quickly mounts up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanDarkpeak View Post
    three peaking this weekend in the dales, I was surprised how tidy it was given the number on the hill (LOTS) There was still bottles chocwrappers etc and I made a point of picking up what I could and explaining why and by the end my group were actually picking up rubbish themselves despite some being unable to bend down with out great pain ... The bannana skin-orange peel brigade do my head in , "It'll rot"! I try and point out that 1000 walkers a day can do the PPP if each one drops a bananna skin on each hill.... it quickly mounts up.

    Interesting article on grough about banana Skins, 10 bin bags worth!!!

    http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/201...-staff-bananas

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