Teams join forces to tackle litter in Toon

The volunteers take some time out from collecting litter
The volunteers take some time out from collecting litter

Peterhead’s McDonald’s franchisee Geoff Cooper and his restaurant crew joined forces with Pick Up Peterhead and Aberdeenshire Council Tradewaste to tackle litter recently.

The McDonald’s team helped to clean up around the Sandford Bay Viewpoint, Invernettie Ring Road and Industrial Estate areas last week.

The tidy crew donned high visibility jackets and, armed with litter pickers provided by the Aberdeenshire Council Tradewaste team, collected over 30 bags of litter – as well as five pallets, a traffic bollard and a pair of wellies.

The team looked to support the local community in taking responsibility for keeping the neighbourhood litter-free and to demonstrate their commitment to the local environment.

Geoff said: “I’m delighted to continue our partnership with Pick Up Peterhead, as this has given us another perfect opportunity to invite our neighbours to join us and see first-hand, the sort of impact we can make in the community if we work together.”

“I’d like to give special thanks to Theresa Ritchie and the team from Pick Up Peterhead, the Aberdeenshire Council Tradewaste team and all of the volunteers for their hard work and setting a good example of what can be achieved if people pull together.”

Theresa Ritchie of Pick Up Peterhead added: “This was a fantastic opportunity for some joined up working, volunteers achieved a huge amount in just two hours.”

McDonald’s was the first restaurant to introduce ‘Litter Patrols’ in the UK.

Staff at the Peterhead restaurant patrol the streets at least three times a day to collect all litter that has been discarded.