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Another rubbish Valentine's Day...

Your perfect Valentine’s Day may or may not involve picking up litter on the streets of Stevenage.

But Stevenage Borough Council has been encouraging residents to display their love for the Hertfordshire town this 14 February by tidying up after themselves.

Members of the local authority’s environmental services division have been in the town centre raising awareness of littering.

They encouraged people to pick up after themselves, and heard concerns from residents about littering in their area.

Stevenage residents are now recycling 44% of their household waste.

Councillor John Gardner said: “We‘re very grateful for all the hard work that our residents have been doing to recycle more than ever.

“We’d now like to encourage everyone to keep up the good work to make the town as clean and green as possible.

“With a big year ahead of Stevenage playing host to not only the Olympic Torch Relay but also the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee Year, there’s never been a better time to take pride in our area and love our town.”

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