People litterpicking at Blackweir

Event 169: Blackweir (14 July 2018)

Over 50 volunteers from Cardiff Rivers Group, Keep Cathays Tidy and Friends of Bute Park spent a summery Saturday morning clearing rubbish from the river Taff, Pontcanna Fields and surrounding areas at Blackweir. The perfect way to celebrate Love Parks Week!

The haul included 2 motorbikes, a car door, drugs paraphernalia (mainly syringes), a bicycle, a flat-bed trolley from a nearby DIY store (which came in handy for moving heavy stuff)…


… various items of abandoned clothing, miscellaneous lengths of piping (ex-goalposts?) and other bits of metal, a large & very rusty propane cylinder, several disposable barbecues, and around 70 bags of assorted litter.

And we were joined by a Bute Park Ranger, who was removing graffiti from the bridge.

Metal items will be recycled by CRG via our sponsor EMR Metal Recycling. All other waste was collected and disposed of by Cardiff Council.

Lots more photos on our Flickr page.

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