Gum Crime - Statistics
Local authorities spend 150 million a year removing chewing gum from our pavements at a cost to the tax payer. Chewing gum is now classified as permanent litter until painstakingly removed by specialist companies.
The removal of chewing gum deposit is proving to be a bottomless financial pit for local authorities. Every year, the UK alone spend more than £150 Million to remove encrusted gum from our streets of Britain while the annual cleaning budget for London is over £5 million alone.
More than 374 Billion pieces of gum are produced every year that represents 3 million tonnes consumed worldwide. As every piece of discarded gum takes two minutes to remove and five years to decompose, the chewing gum has become a problem for local authorities. Even if it may well be a tasty treat, it is a particularly worldwide “sticky” problem when it comes to keeping public areas clean.
Please find listed below a range of current and past clients coments of Local Authorities and Bid`s.
Harrow Borough Council
Point of Contact: Mr Donal Drohan
A large scale clean 20k+ sq metres and surface protection to some very neglected heavily used areas in Harrow and some additional regional shopping parades
Mr Donal Drohan - Harrow Council
I was very happy with the work carried out by your cleaning crews it was to a high standard and was managed very well from start to finish. I would have no problem with having your
company carry out work for us in the future. I found it very interesting watching how well your
crews set up and carried out the work causing little interference to the general public and traders around them.
Once again, I can say your teams made it a very easy task for me to oversee the work on
behalf of the London Borough of Harrow, and I hope we can do business again in the future.
Warrington Borough Council
Point of Contact: Alan Storton
Assistant Town Centre Manager
Twice annual clean to 25k square metres in Warrington Town Centre.
Always pleased with the service, a trouble free well managed high quality standard and a very positive result to Warrington Town Centre from an experienced company.
A 10k sq metres deep clean to the older part of the Alloa BID area - Clean to the larger part of the BID area plus some difficult daytime cleaning.
Point of contact Mr Andrew Mitchell Alloa BID Manager
The standard of work was managed very professionally and with no disruption despite the difficulties of some daytime cleaning being required. The Teams were very flexible and accommodating when including short notice extra works and continued to deliver excellent improvements to Alloa on time and budget. The Teams were very organised and made the task look easy and straightforward. I would look forward to engaging your services in the future on behalf of the Alloa Business Improvement District.
Andrew Mitchell Alloa Business Improvement District