McDonald’s tidy-up town centre

Staff from McDonald’s recently teamed up with the Town’s Business Improvement District (BID) to clean up the local area.

A group from the Winchester and Eastleigh branches of the fast-food restaurant embarked on the challenge to give the area around the Wells Place eatery a much-needed refresh. The alleys behind the shops in the town centre were cleaned by a team that consisted of staff members and managers who collecting an impressive 11 bags of rubbish.

McDonald’s say they are committed to finding ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in its restaurants and that as well as recycling all packaging their staff carry out at least three litter patrols every day in the areas around their restaurants, collecting all the litter they find regardless of its origin.

Franchisee Tony Bennett said:

“I was really proud to see everyone come together and help tidy up Eastleigh. It’s a key priority of ours to ensure that the local area remains free of litter and an enjoyable place to live, work and visit. As a business we understand the important role that we play in making the area a cleaner place for everyone.”

The fast-food chain say that many of their restaurants have also now begun to get involved in events such as painting walls and replanting trees and flowers that improve local community areas.