Keep Cathays Tidy (KCT) was initiated by a Gelligaer resident in 2014 to help us all overcome the issues of waste, litter, dumping and improving the aesthetics of all Cathays. With support from local residents and local businesses; Keep Cathays Tidy has seen a steady increase in its monthly (the second Saturday of every month – 10:00am start) larger litter picks – and just as important a rise in the amount of weekly smaller scale/street basis clean up’s.
Empowering people is a major key in KCT move forward. All the various litter picks, where our families take their children out (borrowing and returning the Litter Picking equipment from Cathays Library) to their own respective patches of Cathays to undertake litter picks. Additionally the excellent ‘Love where you live’ campaign takes our primary schools out on litter picks. All the data is collated (how many volunteers, how many bags of rubbish collected) from everyone’s efforts to show our community efforts.
Tip 1: Put your correct bins out on the Tuesday evening.
Check out the Cardiff Council website link for information of what bins go out on YOUR street for the next few weeks. or check the http://www.keepcathaystidy.org.uk/cathays-bin-days/ page!
Tip 2: Stopping your waste bags getting torn overnight.
In Cathays we generally put waste out on Tuesday night. So ………. put your (each fortnight when you put all the waste out) Green Recycling Bins on the floor alongside your kerbside Caddy – and put the non-recyclate waste (in red/white bags) ON TOP of the green bags – this should reduce the amount of bags getting torn open by seagulls and vermin.
Tip 3: Washing out your kitchen/kerbside caddies:
There is simple steps like flushing out your kitchen and kerbside caddies with hot soapy water that will help reduce smells and attract unwanted attention from vermin. In this video a resident washes out the kerbside caddies for the families, professionals and students on the street.
Tip 4: Listen/watch your neighbours:
(Ahem!! Hinted at our student population) If you get lost on which bins to put out for ‘bin day’ and you can not find your bin day calendar; then simply look outside at what your neighbours are doing (what colour bin bags they are putting out) – particularly the wiser elders of the village. Our demographic is re-emerging as more families are returning to Cathays and many are supportive of kindly telling people what is correct green bag/kerbside caddy OR green bag/kerbside caddy/yellow & white bags must go out on Tuesday nights!!
Tip 5: Check the KCT social media.
This will highlight the recent developments to see all our community clean up efforts.
We strongly encourage all of you to ‘clean up outside your own homes, shops and community centres, Parishes, Churches and Mosques. Some of you may wish to set up street-wide regular clean up’s to encourage your neighbours to keep your patch clean. You are certainly welcome to contact us and we’ll add your street/streets or patch to the Keep Cathays Tidy shapes.
At present there are groups forming in the respective patches of Cathays, who are slowly coalescing together to keep their part of Cathays tidy.