When it rains, litter and pollutants on our streets gets washed into the river via stormwater drains.

It might be something you can see, such as plastic bags, dead birds and cigarette butts, or something harder to see, such as toxins and microplastics.

You can help protect the river by correctly disposing of your waste. This means putting litter in the bin, grass clippings in the compost or green bin, and not using pesticides or single use plastics. What goes down the drain can end up in the river.

Never put food, paint, oils or chemicals down the sink or drain. Never flush wet wipes or sanitary products down the toilet as they may cause blockages that contribute to sewage spills into the river.

Follow the links below to find out about waste and recycling services offered by your local council.