Love where you live

Cardiff Council’s Love Where You Live Campaign is all about cleaning up the streets and communities in Cardiff and we would love you to get involved! Whether it’s coming along to a group litter pick, doing a bit of urban gardening, or reporting a fly-tip – it all adds up and makes a big difference to where you live.

To find out more click on the headings below.

Become a Litter Champion

Do you want to help keep the streets of Cardiff tidy?  Why not sign up to become one of our ever-growing, “Love Where You Live” litter champions?

We have equipment available to loan from 17 hubs and libraries across Cardiff. All you need to do is meet with one of the team, who will sign you up and then you will receive your Love Where You Live library card. Then it’s as simple as borrowing a book whilst also improving the environment!

To sign up, get in contact with the team on 029 2071 7564 or lovewhereyoulive@cardiff.gov.uk and we can come out and meet you. It takes about 30 minutes to get registered and go through the handbook.

We currently have equipment in:

Canton Library                                            Cathays Library

Ely and Caerau Hub                                    Fairwater Hub

Grangetown Hub                                        Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub

Llanederyn Powerhouse                           Llanishen Hub

Llanrumney Library                                    Penylan Library

Radyr Library                                              Rhiwbina Library

Rumney Hub                                               St Mellons Hub

STAR hub

Or to find a group litter pick in your area click here.

Zero tolerance approach to littering

Advertising throughout the city will remind litterbugs of the fines they can face if enforcement officers find them littering.

Enforcement officers use both the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 to issue Fixed Penalty Notices from £100 for littering up to an unlimited fine imposed by the court for fly tipping offences.

There are a number of enforcement teams operating in the city and an additional team is now operating in student areas of the city.

Enforcement Officers do not only focus on residential or business properties that do not present their waste correctly at the kerbside. They will also enforce against those that illegally store waste in the frontages of properties and companies or individuals that put skips on the highway or on council land without the correct permission.

Don’t get caught out, check your collections or view the waste fines you could face.

Raising recycling awareness

Doing your bit to recycle and compost is essential for the city. The Welsh Government has set challenging recycling targets, higher than the targets set in England. The City needs to recycle and compost 64% by 2020, increasing to 70% by 2025.

We would like to thank all those that are working with us to separate their waste for recycling.

All local authorities in Wales could be financially penalised if these targets are not met. This could be as high as £400 000 for every percent missed from these targets. It is in the interests of the tax payer for everyone to play their part and recycle and compost as much of their waste as possible.

How to separate your waste

Student education

The Love Where You Live team offer school visits to all Primary and Secondary schools in Cardiff. We can take children on a litter pick of the local area, or come into an assembly or classroom and talk about litter and fly-tipping issues.

If Welsh Baccalaureate pupils are looking to take part in the Neighborhood Enhancement element, we can help support the school to deliver that.

We also run the Love Where You Live badge aimed at members of Scouting and Guiding, completely free for all units within Cardiff.

To request a school visit, or the Love Where You Live badge pack, get in contact with the team on 029 2071 7564 or lovewhereyoulive@cardiff.gov.uk

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