Anglian Water – Keep It Clear
Keep It Clear is Anglian Water’s campaign to help reduce the misery, cost, bad smells and potential flooding and pollution caused by avoidable blockages.
Help keep the water flowing and the sewer system clear to do the job of taking used water and sewerage away from our homes and businesses.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a resident or work in the food service industry, there’s something we can all do.
Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service works with Anglian Water to spread the Keep It Clear message.
Quick reminders of what to do to help look after your sink and loo – keep household waste out of drains.
These items must go in bins:
- Wipes of all types – baby wipes, make-up wipes, surface wipes
- Sanitary products – towels, tampons, applicators and incontinence pads
- Cotton buds
- Disposable nappies
- Condoms and femidoms
- Razor blades
- Syringes and needles
- Bandages and plasters
- Plastic bags and wrappers
Bin or compost:
- Food scraps
- Fats, oils and grease
Anglian Water – Potting Shed Club
People could save money, help conserve the environment and enhance their gardens by getting on board with Anglian Water’s Potting Shed Club.
Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) has teamed up with Anglian Water to spread the word about the club and associated money and water saving tips in Boston.
Find out more: LCVS and Anglian Water Potting Shed Club project
For the latest news and events in relation to our work with the Anglian Water Keep It Clear campaign see: LCVS news
Fat of the Land
Anglian Water’s Keep It Clear ‘Fat of the Land’ Composting Challenge, run in association with Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) in 2016, was designed to get people growing flowers and vegetables using composted food waste.
This was to raise awareness of the possibilities for recycling food waste and fats which can otherwise block drains and be harmful to the environment.
Small amounts of fat and food waste can be composted as specialist composting bins are now available to make it easier.
The Fat of The Land project engaged community groups and primary schools in composting food waste. Twelve organisations were given a specialist compost bin and took part in a composting challenge, leading to awards totalling £1,500 to support their gardening projects.
Collette Parker, Community Engagement Manager for Anglian Water, said: “We were overwhelmed by the extent to which the groups taking part took up the challenge. Their efforts to recycle food waste, including fats, oils and grease using the HOTBIN, were inspiring.
Find out more: Schools and growing groups awarded £1,500