Urine filled bottle and used nappy found on latest ‘stroll and litter pick lunch’ in east Suffolk

One of the litter pickers in action. Picture: SCDC

One of the litter pickers in action. Picture: SCDC - Credit: Archant

A new initiative in east Suffolk is seeking to combine exercise with litter picking - bringing health and environmental benefits.

Suffolk Coastal District Council’s latest “stroll and litter pick lunch” was organised by graduate Eli Sanyari and collected four bags of rubbish.

Among the “distasteful” items collected were a urine filled bottle and a used nappy in a tree, as well as unusual items such as the front of a scooter and a cymbal.

An SCDC spokesman said: “Litter is a wasted resource and a hazard to wildlife, not to mention an eyesore. It is also expensive to remove, as is dealing with the wider consequences of vermin, ill health and disease that can arise. Our message is simple. Dispose of your rubbish responsibly, and by using facilities provided. If there are no litter bins in the area, take your litter home with you.”

Suffolk Coastal offers free rubber gloves and rubbish sacks to litter pickers who fill out a form on its website.