BBC Home
Explore the BBC



Last Updated: Wednesday June 29 2011 10:07 GMT

Are litter louts messing up your area?


Campaigners are calling on people to stop dropping litter. They say it makes our streets and parks messy and costs a lot to clean up.

So we want to know if there's a litter problem in your area.

Maybe you've seen someone dropping rubbish in the street? Or is your area pretty clean and tidy?

Your comments

This page is closed now but you can read your comments below.

"It is alright where I live actually."

Holly, 11, London, England

"My town is so dirty! People decide it's OK to throw rubbish on the floor - I'd walk past someone and they would just throw all their rubbish wherever they like. Thanks for the chance to get all my rage out!"

Amy, 13, Bury, England

"The rubbish here is gross!"

Rosie, 14, Bridgend, Wales

"Yes! And it smells too!"

Gemma, 11, London, England

"Fortunately, I live in a quiet village on the outskirts of the town and litter isn't very common. However, the town centre has a huge problem with litter, cigarette butts, chewing gum and dog mess."

Richard, 12, Kent, England

"It's bad around here. On the other side of the road there is no house. People litter there and then it blows into our garden. Crisp packets! Everything!"

Jamie, 11, London, England

"I think it's a stupid thing to do. Some people do it to look 'cool' but I personally don't think throwing litter is cool."

Elena, 13, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

"Yes, and lots of dog poo too."

Ellie, 11, London, England

"Yes... just the other day I saw someone drop a crisp packet and a drinks bottle. Litter is horrible for animals too."

Summer, 10, Leicester, England

"Yes! We have empty packets and cigarette butts. Disgusting!"

Poppy, 12, Newcastle, England

"Mine too! It is so awful! Most rubbish is in town where everyone thinks they won't get caught."

Ellie, 11, Kent, England

"Yes! Everyone leaves litter around, especially in the parks. I've seen many campaigns, but I never really see them achieve anything!"

Victoria, 10, Essex, England

"Litter is soooooo bad!"

Rebecca, 11, Essex, England

"The litter is disgraceful and we want it to stop but no one will stop dropping litter!"

Callum, 14, Manchester, England

"Yesterday I found a cigarette outside my house!"

Robert, 9, Staffordshire, England

"Yes! In my area we had chewing gum and food stuck to the ground but some men came yesterday and cleaned it all up."

Kyra, 10, Nottinghamshire, England

"Litter is not a problem no matter how much it is dropped, it is just human nature."

Tom, 11, Berkshire, England

"In my area littering is a big problem because people just drop litter on the floor, even though there is a bin next to them!"

Alice, 13, Manchester, England

"Why do people do this?"

Sophie, 8, Rotherham, England

"People always drop litter where I live and it's horrible!"

Alice, 11, London, England

"Litter is a massive problem! Wake up people and recycle! You're causing global warming ya know!"

Abbie, 13, Reading, England

"My area is a state. Once my mum went up to a man and said: 'Please pick up that bag full of rubbish you threw away'. So the man turned around, picked it up and walked for 15 seconds and then threw the bag away again!"

Brooke, 10, Scotland

"My friend drops litter and doesn't seem to care about the impact it has on the environment. Just put it in the bin!"

Naomi, 12, Liverpool, England

"You see the odd bit of litter around, but it isn't a major problem."

Alice, 11, London, England

"Well the litter is OK in my area. However, my friend has huge litter problems where she lives. Litter is actually being put through her door! She lives in a lovely area, but litter problems cause lots of distress around there!"

Jessica, 11, Manchester, England

"Once I was at a fast food restaurant and these people just threw the rubbish on the floor!! There was a BIN right next to them!! How DISGUSTING!!"

Claire, 14, Hertfordshire, England

"Litter spoils the beauty of the Earth."

Bodrul, 11, Hampshire, England

"I hate litter, it makes me sick and it is disgusting for poor animals! I think that people who throw the litter should pick it up!"

Natalie, 11, Leicester, England

"My area is actually fine! It is very clean and people put rubbish in bins!"

Samantha, 13, Worcestershire, England

"We have a lot of litter where I live, but I think vandalism is a bigger problem."

Gemma, 12, Berkshire, England

"It is awful and needs to stop now!"

Joe, 10, Watford, England

"I was on the drive and a man walked past with a bag of rubbish in his hand. I went in and watched out the window- he put the rubbish full of dirty nappies onto my mum's car and ran off!"

Rebecca, 8, Hampshire, England

"I think that litter is horrible!!! Why can't everyone just put it in the bin?! You see people drop it on the floor when there is a bin right by them!! It is a very annoying matter!"

Ellie, 11, Birmingham, England

"I agree it is a major problem but you don't see much litter around here where I live."

Hannah, 10, London, England

"In my area and other areas it is a MESS! No one cleans up after themselves and they just dump everything!"

Sarah, 12, Belfast, N. Ireland

"No, not really, the odd cup or wrapper that someone has inadvertently dropped."

Rory, 12, Newcastle, England

"Yes... litter is a big problem where I live. People just throw empty packets and bottles on the street and can't be bothered to put them in the bin. We have a lot of bins around, but hardly anyone uses them!"

Zoe, 11, Bradford, England

"No, there dosen't seem to be a problem here. Our island is beautiful and not many people litter!"

Gabriella, 11, Channel Islands

"I think littering is ludicrous!"

Rauf, 13, London, England

"I think littering is a big problem, but it's not that bad where I live."

Daniel, 10, Scotland

"Yes it is a problem! This is an issue I feel very strongly about. Litter is disgusting and I hate it!!"

Gareth, 14, Reading, England