Tarmac’s Ravelrig Quarry in Edinburgh, Scotland, has given a helping hand to a group of volunteer litter pickers following a much-needed donation of new equipment and high visibility jackets.
Local voluntary group, the West Lothian Litter Pickers, was formed in March 2019 with the aim of cleaning up the county and reducing the environmental impact of littering. Over time the group has grown to over 3,000 members – all with a passion for the environment and keeping the local community rubbish free.
As part of an ongoing quest to clean up public spaces, the volunteers approached Tarmac to request a donation of equipment and protective clothing for its ever-growing membership.
Derek Kyle, quarry manager at Ravelrig Quarry, said: “We’re pleased to have been able to support the West Lothian Litter Pickers with this valuable work to keep local public spaces clean and tidy.
“The effort the volunteers put in, in their own time, is extremely honorable and we hope to join them on a litter pick in the coming months to continue our support.”
Jim Allan, a volunteer and an admin member with West Lothian Litter Pickers, said: “Discarded litter is a source of pollution, along with being a potential danger to wildlife and a significant blight on our local environment.
“We are very grateful to Tarmac for its donation. The support we have received will help us to make a very visual and physical difference to the local area.
The West Lothian Litter Pickers have an active Facebook group with over 3,000 members. Find out more about their work to save the planet and improve the local community by visiting the page.