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K9 Clean Up Tips
With our #K9Cleanup event fast approaching, 28th – 31st August 2020, we wanted to go into more detail with some K9 clean up tips so you can stay safe when out and about, helping to clean-up our beautiful countryside!
Think about where, on your regular walks, you see any litter. If you’re lucky enough to have a lovely, clean, regular walking spot then perhaps think about going a little further afield to help clean-up elsewhere!
Make sure to take a bag or two to carry the litter back with you, we can’t always rely on walks to have a waste bin.
If you’re travelling far, pack some water for you and your dog and maybe a mid-walk snack!
It’s more important than ever to stay safe when you’re out and about. It’s now a part of everyone’s daily life to maintain a safe distance from others when out and about, but it’s worth a reminder every now and then.
When picking up litter we need to take further precautions as potentially harmful materials can be hidden underneath more unassuming litter. For this reason, it’s important not to pick things up with your bare hands. Gloves, or a litter picker, will help to protect your hands from anything that might do you harm.
If you find anything that looks particularly dangerous, anything sharp or hazardous, report it to your local authority.
Don't Push Yourself
This campaign is about getting people to do little bits to help clean-up collectively. Don’t push yourself too far when you’re out picking up litter, you can only do so much!
If you notice an area with a large amount of litter or you see evidence of fly-tipping, report it to your local authority as they are likely better equipped to deal with it.
Once you’ve collected the litter, it’s a good idea to sort out the bigger recyclables to try and help even more. Plastic bottles and glass can be sorted fairly easily and are accepted by most, if not all, council recycling bins.
Make sure to wash your hands, when you’re all finished and treat yourself to a cup of tea and something sweet!
We hope these clean up tips will help you when taking part in our campaign. Our event is running from 28th – 31st August but you can contribute whenever you’d like and continue to do so after the event is over!
We are asking for donations as part of our campaign which are going to our chosen charity, Dogs Trust. You can donate here. For donations over £10 we are sending donors our K9 Clean-up Kit.
Take some selfies when you’re out contributing to the clean-up and make sure to tag us with #K9cleanup to help get more people involved