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City Council highlights costly chewing gum problem in Salisbury

City Council highlights costly chewing gum problem in Salisbury

Published by Jack Deery at 6:51am 10th March 2020. (Updated at 7:40am 10th March 2020)

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Removing the sticky substance from the city's streets cots a whopping £36,000.

The figure has been highlighted in a bid by the City Council to get people to dispose of their gum in a bin rather than dropping it on the ground.

Chalk based spray paint has also been used to indicate the unsightly problem in our High Street alone.

Salisbury city council highlights chewing gum problem
They want to raise awareness of how much chewing gum is being dropped on our streets

The City Council's Street Scene Team along with contractors Idverde have begun steam cleaning the streets and removing what they describe as a "blight on our beautiful city".

Officials have also pointed out it costs 3p per stick to buy chewing gum and 10p to prise it off the streets.

You can find out more about the clean streets initiative on the Salisbury City Council website.

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