GREEN-FINGERED residents are being urged to do all they can and join in a “Haddington litter blitz”.

Coinciding with Recycle Week and the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean, the litter blitz aims for groups, families, friends and businesses to come together.

Organised by Taylor Wimpey East Scotland and Lil, which is based on the town’s High Street, litter pickers are encouraged to register at in a bid to show how much is collected.

Louise Hastie, director of the local social enterprise, which aims to make low-impact living easy by providing everything people need, encouraged people to do what they could.

She said: “Litter pickers are asked to join us online to show where they’ll be collecting.

“Litter bags that will be required for the council to collect the waste can be picked up from the Lil Hub at 10 High Street, Haddington, on Tuesdays 9am-4pm or Fridays 9am-12.30pm or by appointment.

“We can support you with the online registration too.

“We’re delighted that with Taylor Wimpey East Scotland’s support we can help co-ordinate a Haddington-wide litter pick that will prevent any waste hitting our waterways and sea.”

East Lothian Council is supporting by providing litter bags collecting and sorting litter.

Kirsty McGill, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, added: “We will also be encouraging our staff and new homeowners at our Letham Mains development to register to get involved in this community effort to stop waste ultimately reaching our beaches, while also cleaning up our local streets for us all to enjoy.”