COUNCIL chiefs are calling on people to do their bit to help keep Burton’s parks clean following complaints over the amount of litter on the Washlands.
Workers have been struggling to keep up with the amount of litter being left behind on the Washlands over the summer with more people using the area due to the warm weather.
Claire Hunter, from Burton, who regularly visits the area, said bins were often full in the area, meaning litter was instead being left close to bins and subsequently being blown away.
Council bosses have pleaded with people who use the area to take their rubbish with them rather than leaving it near a bin in the hope it will be collected.
An East Staffordshire Borough Council spokesman said: “The footfall on the parks have increased significantly with the hot temperatures over recent weeks.
“The frequency of bin emptying has been increased to accommodate this. However, should a bin be full we would politely request that residents take their rubbish home rather than leave it next to an already full bin.”