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Enjoy Poole's Beaches But Please Don't Leave Your Litter

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Refuse on fire following BBQ not properly disposed of

Borough of Poole is encouraging visitors to our Blue Flag beaches to please remember to dispose of your rubbish responsibly.

During the hottest weekend of the year so far, thousands of visitors flocked to Poole's beaches to enjoy the sun, sea and sand.

However, thousands of visitors creates a lot of rubbish for Poole's waste teams and we would encourage people to ensure that when they leave the beach they make sure that they take their waste with them and dispose of it  in one of many bins along the beachfront. If you find a bin is full please keep hold of the waste until you find an alterative bin or take it home and dispose of it responsibly .

With the long evenings and summer sunshine, many people are also taking the opportunity to visit the beach for an evening BBQ with friends. Over the weekend, one of Poole's refuse vehicles experienced a fire due to a BBQ being disposed of while still alight.

Please ensure that your BBQ is fully out before putting it into a plastic bin and that there is no hot ash put into the bins.

Cllr Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Borough of Poole, said: "Our beaches are fantastic and everyone in Poole is very proud of them. When the sun is shining there is no place better to be than with friends and family, but it is really important that everyone does their bit to keep our beaches clean and help maintain the Blue Flag status we all work so hard to achieve.

"I would ask people to please throw all rubbish in the bins at the end of the day rather than just walk away and leave it on the sand. Aside from the fact that litter is an eyesore on our beaches and unpleasant for other people, if left, it gets swept out to sea creating hazards for our very important sealife."