Glance up Dales Lane in Whitefield and you see a neat tree-lined suburban road - as long as you avert your gaze from the pavement.
Looking down over 250 yards of one side of the street and a depressing aspect of living in Britain becomes apparent.
By the time I saw the fourth flattened Red Bull drink can I was raging. On the way were crushed Budweiser, Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Stella lager cans; two plastic water bottles; a McDonald's cup; two face masks; two cigarette packets; four sweet wrappers; a Red Label E-liquid plastic pot; and a squashed cardboard box of Desperados cereal.
The culprits for this are louts driving up the lane and sat at traffic lights. While waiting for green they carry out a quick "valet" - chucking their rubbish into the gutter.
It incenses me as a local resident.
The anger it triggers in Jane Edyvean is probably volcanic.
But instead of simmering she is leading an army of the civic spirited who have lit a lockdown passion amongst residents in the borough of Bury.
Throughout the district you will see neatly tied bags bulging with rubbish left next to council street, park, and public footpath bins.
They have been filled by volunteers and will be collected by town hall workers.
This is a well organised offensive against the irresponsible, bone idle and stupid.
Adult and child size metal pickers are provided along with gloves, hi-vis jackets and council issued bags. There is a hard core of 100 plus volunteers and they can respond to pleas for help.
The group was born in Ramsbottom when Jackie Griffiths formed a litter picking group in the town, and Jane decided to do the same in her village of Tottington.
But it has became a borough-wide phenomenon after Rochelle Lowther formed Keep Bury Clean.
Jane said: "Her inspiration was Brandleshome Dip, which is a footpath which runs between Brandlesholme Road and Tottington Road. It's a canal feeder. There were ducks and coots nesting on it. But it was the most revolting piece of waterway you have ever seen.
"It was overridden with weeds, and there were all sorts in the water, bottles, cans, take-away rubbish, oil drums, bikes, scooters, wheelie bins, shopping trolleys, traffic cones.
"Rochelle set up a litter pick called 'Doing it for the Ducks'. She was just horrified that they were trying to nest in this place. We went down from Tottington to help her and had a huge clear up. A local residents association, Friends of Burrs (a country park) and local councillors got involved too.
"That started a process of regeneration of the dip itself."
When Rochelle moved away from the area, Keep Bury Clean went flat and its existence appeared to be a one off. But lockdown has seen its renaissance.
Kathy Taylor, Jane's friend and fellow picker, said: "I'd seen something on Facebook. I had always litter picked with my kids. I just hate litter. I thought it would be great to have a group I could go out with and not feel like this weirdo who picks up litter."
She met Jane at a pick in Nuttall Park Ramsbottom and mentioned that a path skirting Bury Hospice, near where she lived, was a grot spot. They joined forces with others to clear it and Keep Bury Clean was revived.
Jane said: "We decided, lets get the Bury group moving. We then met someone from Radcliffe, asked them to get involved and they went on to be Radcliffe Litter Pickers - but still part of our group. Prestwich also has its own group.
"When people join the group it is usually because they have heard of us and have a really bad area near them which they need help with. Places like the Roch Valley Greenway which goes down from the back of Gigg Lane in Bury towards Goshen - we are going there next week. That is an ongoing problem."
Daisy Field Greenway - another cycle and footpath at the back of Derby School in Bury which runs all the way to Elton Reservoir - is also in their sights. "That is another absolute nightmare," says Jane.
"We have started an adopt a street idea. Once we have been and got it cleaned up, then somebody local keeps on top of it, otherwise it goes back to what it was."
"We did a pick up at Chesham and got really good support from the council, they even produced flyers for us, leafleting all the houses in the area. I think one person from the local area came to help. Since then we have had people who live in that area join. It is another horrible spot that needs continuous looking after."
Through Facebook there has also been an surge of volunteers in the Whitefield, Unsworth, and Pilsworth areas.
Jane said: "This has come about through the lockdown period because people are suddenly seeing more as they are going out in their local areas. I walk my dog every day and when I see litter I just think 'I can't walk past this'.
"I feel anger, frustration, disappointment. It is upsetting. For me it is all about the environment. We have badgers, foxes, and deer at the back of the Kirklees Valley, minutes from where I live. I think what are people doing - there are beer cans and bottles strewn all over the heath where these animals are living.
"I lived in Brixton for 30 years, so coming back to Bury and having this glorious countryside on my doorstep - yet also seeing people don''t have the respect to take their rubbish home with them, drives me insane.
"Our nearest McDonald's restaurant is in Bury town centre but we pick it up from the Kirklees Valley trail.
"There is a dirt track which goes down to where the fishing lodges are (in Tottington) and cars drive down there, park up, they sit and eat their McDonalds and toss the wrappers onto the ground - even though there is a bin - they can't even get out the car to put it in a bin.
"That is happening in lots of places that are not being used - like pub car parks. People are driving to them, eating their takeaways, getting off their face on nitrous oxide - then there will be the take away litter and 20 or so of these little canisters, balloons, and face masks. "
She would like Greater Manchester's local councils - preferably Bury - to adopt a radical new approach to tackling the tide of rubbish left on its streets, parks, and walkways, which has increased since the pandemic.
In April, Maidstone council will launch the first pilot scheme in the country to use LitterCam cameras. Motorists will be fined for throwing litter out of their cars. Fines will start at £90 and rise to £120 if unpaid in 15 days.
There will be a zero-tolerance approach, so even those throwing a cigarette butt or apple out of the window will get a fine.
It is hoped that a similar trial could be started in Wigan. A change in the law in 2018 meant there was no longer a need to prove who had thrown rubbish out of a vehicle to prosecute someone. It was only necessary to identify the vehicle's official keeper.
"It would be great if Bury council showed the way forward with pioneering ways to tackle the problem of litter. I think the traffic litter cameras are a good idea - but I wouldn't fine them - three points on their licence would have more of an impact. It has to be government led so that dropping litter from cars is an anti-social and serious as drink-driving."
The volunteers can leave up to three bags by council bins for collection. If there is likely to be more Jane's group lets them know.
The council issued some of the high vis vests worn by the group. "The trouble is they have Bury Council on the back, so people think you are doing community service," said Jane. Sponsors have provided cash for others.
A £3000 community grant was spent on pickers, and posters, and other equipment. "We have had a massive influx of people - we have gone up 180 this year. There are now 880 members."
In the last two months there have been 70 of the group actively picking up litter.
Volunteer Hannah Crompton, said: "I live in Chesham. My eldest son who came with me the first time is Arthur, who is ten, his brother Edmund is still only six so he doesn't come as often, although he does have a child's picker!
"Our first pick was up Chesham Road and the side streets off there. I was sick of seeing endless plastic bottles, cans and takeaway boxes on the streets and dog poo bags in the park.
"I've lived here for 11 years and I want it to be a nice place for my kids to grow up. It looks so much better in the couple of years since I've been picking, which isn't just down to me obviously, but to all our volunteers. "
Richard Garland, from Whitefield, said: "I became aware through Twitter of retired work colleagues who got the bug, and supplied me with bags and introduced me to Keep Bury Clean.
"I really notice less litter around Whitefield and Unsworth and have enjoyed going out in lockdown with my lad around Radcliffe New Road and Lily Hill helping to make the place tidier.
"I have been picking three times and it is rewarding seeing those bags of litter collected. It is rewarding and good discussing it with the Unsworth Wombles and others.
"I was amazed at the amount of people around Bury litter picking - really heartwarming."