Take Pride in Falkirk 2021

Our Litter Prevention Action Plan actions are designed to create and facilitate a culture of zero tolerance towards litter to keep Falkirk clean and beautiful.

Litter Prevention Action Plan - Take Pride in Falkirk

The Litter Prevention Action Plan outlines our actions against each of these areas:

  • Information - ensuring effective and consistent messaging to prevent littering
  • Infrastructure - improving the facilities and services needed to reduce litter and promote recycling
  • Enforcement - strengthening the deterrent effect of legislation

We cannot address litter and flytipping alone. We are committed to working together with our local partners to share resources, deliver objectives, provide knowledge and ideas, and influence others.

We will work with and alongside communities to achieve our aim of cleaner open spaces, focusing on prevention and insert into service delivery by:

  • Working in partnership
  • Focusing on need
  • Being honest, open and accountable
  • Providing equality of opportunity
  • Developing our employees
  • Making best use of our resources

Actions

We work with community groups, schools, individuals and local businesses and can help you improve your area in many ways, including:

  • Supporting local clean ups by providing equipment loan, guidance on where to pick, waste collection and Public Liability insurance.

  • Encouraging recycling through the kerbside collection services.

  • Advising organisations of their waste requirements.

  • Promoting community minded behaviours through campaigns such as responsible dog ownership Green Dog Walkers and the reuse of bulky items.

  • Promoting through our communication channels such as our website, Facebook page – Take Pride in Falkirk and Tenant Talk articles to spread messaging about the good work being carried out in local communities throughout Falkirk.

  • Developing community resources in litter, dog fouling and flytipping prevention.

  • Encouraging interested organisations to create their own Litter Prevention Action Plans.

  • Taking enforcement action where it merits, such as issuing fixed penalty notices.

More information on the work of the Litter Action Plan, and a detailed list of our actions can be found below:

Litter Prevention Action Plan - Take Pride in Falkirk

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Create your own Litter Prevention Action Plan

As part of the Litter Strategy 2021-2026, we encourage community groups, landowners, businesses and individuals to create their own Litter Prevention Action Plans. These plans outline manageable specific actions that you or your organisation can take towards litter prevention.

Litter Strategy - A Cleaner Falkirk 2021 - 2026

Downloadable guides

Our practical downloadable guides detail some examples you could use to create your own tailored Litter Prevention Plan actions, however you can create your own.

We are happy to advise and discuss your Litter Prevention Action Plans to help you create personalised and localised actions for your community.

LPAP guidance - Business
LPAP guidance - Community Group
LPAP guidance - Education
LPAP guidance - Individual
LPAP guidance - Landowner
LPAP template

Submitting your plan

Once you have created your Action Plan, email it to WasteServices@falkirk.gov.uk with the reference 'Litter Prevention Action Plan – organisation name'.

We will share these plans to our website and to our Facebook page Take Pride in Falkirk to highlight and promote the good work that you're doing within your community.

You can also submit your Litter Prevention Action Plans to the Zero Waste Scotland portal which has additional guidance - Create a Litter Prevention Action Plan.

If you have any questions contact WasteServices@falkirk.gov.uk.

Examples of Litter Prevention Action Plans

Examples of Litter Prevention Plans from organisations, businesses, community groups, schools and landowners within the Falkirk region:

Gill Park Action Plan
Our Place Camelon and Tamfourhill Action Plan