Tamfourhill 'litter pup' praised for helping to rid streets of rubbish

A dog has become the talk of Tamfourhill due to the passion she possesses for clearing up litter.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 2:16 pm

Lexi, a seven-year-old Staffy Cross, is well-known in the area for the work she does picking up people’s discarded rubbish.

While her owner wishes to remain anonymous, Lexi has her own Facebook page, which regularly receives congratulatory messages from locals impressed with the environmentally friendly pet.

Known as Lexi the Litter Pup, she’s regularly spotted lifting up waste from the streets and woodlands of Tamfourhill and Summerford.

Staffordshire cross dog Lexi have become well-known for clearing up litter in Tamfourhill. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The dog is also known to clear litter on paths along the Antonine Wall.

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Her unique trait was born, according to Lexi’s owner, when she saw a piece of rubbish being placed into a bin by the owner’s partner.

Her owner said: “She then passed a bit of rubbish over from the street to say she could help out as well.

“You can’t even take her to the local shop without her saying she’s got a bit of rubbish. She does a bucket-load of work.

Residents are also talking about the difference they see when out driving and walking.”

The owner claims Lexi’s workload has increased as two bins in Tamfourhill have been removed by Falkirk Council.

However, a council spokeswoman said: “We haven’t removed any bins. One bin has been relocated from the industrial estate to further up Tamfourhill Road as it was being used for commercial and household waste, and litter bins aren’t provided for disposal of these types of waste.

“We also replaced two pole-mounted bins near the Antonine Wall with larger, free-standing bins in a bid to provide more capacity for litter disposal on this site.”

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