Poster launched to help cut down littering

3 November 2021
Thurrock Council has launched a poster campaign to urge residents and visitors to the borough to make sure they put their litter in bins or take it home with them.
Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "Our street cleaning team does an excellent job of keeping the borough clean and tidy. The best way to help them is to make sure that all litter goes into the hundreds of litter bins we have provided in streets and parks across the borough.

Residents urged to behave responsibly outdoors

5 June 2020
Following the relaxation of government lockdown restrictions on Monday 1 June, Thurrock Council is reminding residents to take care of the borough's parks when visiting them.
Cabinet member for environment, Cllr Aaron Watkins, said: "We're pleased to see that residents have been making the most of Thurrock's parks while following social distancing guidelines and keeping two metres away from others.

Costa Coffee joins in community litter pick under council plastic recycling campaign

2 December 2019
A local branch of a popular coffee chain has taken part in a community litter pick in support of Thurrock Council’s initiative to encourage recycling plastic in the borough.
On Sunday 1 December, staff from Costa Coffee in Grays High Street joined council staff at the Grays Beachcombers' last community litter pick of 2019 to collect discarded waste and plastic that had washed up on the shore at Grays Beach. Items collected during the morning session included plastic bottles, pens, cotton bud stems, lighters and wrappers.