Weston Woods litter-pick results in 18 bags of rubbish

PUBLISHED: 19:00 20 July 2018

Steven Harrison and Dean Harris.

Steven Harrison and Dean Harris.


Two friends completed a sponsored litter-pick in Weston Woods in aid of animal and environmental charities.

Dean Harris and Steven Harrison collected 18 bags filled with rubbish, and recovered items including car seats and a plastic crisp packet dating back from 1994. They also found a microwave and supermarket trolley.

They raised money through sponsorship by McDonald’s and A1 Home Inspectors and £332 has been split between Secret World Wildlife Rescue, Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary and PETA.

Dean and Steven have spent more than 10 years collecting rubbish from around Weston, and have recorded their finds.

They have collected 9,000 items from Marine Lake since 2008, a third of which was plastic.

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