Code to cut trash

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FAST-FOOD and takeaway shops are urged to join a new bid to help reduce litter.

Chesterfield Borough Council’s voluntary code of conduct asks businesses to clean the area around their shop on a daily basis, reduce packaging and display anti littering messages.

The authority spends £500,000 clearing litter from streets and parks – while it’s estimated fast-food wrappers top the list of rubbish dropped in most UK cities and towns.

Any businesses signing up to the code will receive anti littering posters and stickers, be offered a chargeable waste collection service and a certificate.

Quarterly reviews will ensure criteria are being met.

For more information please contact the Street Scene team on 01246 345397 or email