Salisbury Business Improvement District

Salisbury has the lowest littering rate in England

25th April 2019

Salisbury officially has the lowest littering rate in England.

A report carried out by The Solar Centre has found that Salisbury has the lowest littering rate in England.

Overall, Salisbury was ranked the third best city in the UK for littering and achieved a score of 9.75 out of ten. The top two cities were Derry (10) and Belfast (9.91) in Ireland.

The report also ranked Salisbury sixth out of 52 for its fly-tipping rate, with a score of 9.89.

Bath (0), London (3.26) and Southampton (3.66) ranked bottom of the 52 cities.

This comes as great news for the city, which has also been named as the best place to live in the UK 2019 by the Sunday Times.

Although Saslisbury BID provide a responsive cleaning service to business members and deliver initiatives to enhance the appearance of the city, it's the responsibility of Salisbury City Council for cleaning up litter.

This responsibility came through as part of the asset transfer from Wiltshire Council, which has enabled the city council to work hard to reduce litter and improve the cleanliness of the streets.

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Jeremy Nettle said, “The report reflects the hard work put in by the Council’s grounds and street cleaning teams who do a great job throughout the year in keeping the city clean. I would encourage everyone to use the litter bins provided and ‘if you don’t drop it we don’t have to pick it up’ and we can focus on making the city more attractive. We hope this accolade will encourage more visitors to our beautiful city, its markets and events held throughout the year”.