Last Updated: 20 Feb 2019 8:08am
Fourteen staff from Total Worldfresh donned gloves and high visibility vests on Tuesday 15 January to carry out a litter pick of the area surrounding Tonbridge Farm Sportsground.
Led by Technical Manager Mike Cantwell, the group spent two hours litter picking in the Darenth Avenue area, collecting 18 sacks of rubbish. They also recovered a number of unusual items from the nearby brook including two bicycles, a toy car, a champagne flute, ceramic mug, mobile phone and a rip hammer tool.
Cllr David Lettington, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Environment Services, says: “I’d like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Total Worldfresh for taking time out of their workday to help keep our borough clean and tidy. It’s great to see a Kent-based business making such an environmental commitment.”
Mike Cantwell, Technical Manager for Total Worldfresh, says: “Our social and environmental corporate responsibilities are very important to us so we wanted to take some time out of the office to do our bit to keep the neighbourhood clean. It was also a great way to build team morale and boost wellbeing in the workplace and we are already planning another clean-up in the spring as part of the Great British Spring Clean.”
All the litter picking equipment was provided by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council including gloves, sacks, high visibility vests and litter pickers. The Council also arranged for all of the rubbish to be collected.
Any business can organise a litter pick - please contact Waste.Services@tmbc.gov.uk for more information. The Great British Spring Clean will take place from 22 March to 23 April 2019.