County Councils across Ireland have collaborated with An Taisce in asking the public to get involved with this year’s Spring Cleaning session across the county.
This year will be the 19th Annual National Spring Clean Campaign in Ireland and An Taisce are encouraging the entire Irish public to get involved this month. Local County Councils have teamed up with An Taisce’s campaign to promote environmental protection and awareness by carrying out a spring cleaning session across the country.
This month, Tidy Town organisations, local businesses, schools, community groups and sports clubs are all invited to come together to clean up their local towns, villages and cities.
The ‘National Spring Clean’ has continuously increased with success over the last few years with almost 500,000 people taking part in the campaign last year. The Clare Herald has stated that during last year’s campaign, over 220 local community groups took part across the county.
Individuals or groups who wish to take part in this years clean up can register for free on the campaign’s website run by An Taisce – Here! or by calling the National Spring Clean hotline on (01) 400 2219.
An Taisce have also provided a full-list of all locations and contact details in Ireland where litter collected can be brought to by participants afterwards – This list can be found here!
Once you have registered, An Taisce will send out free clean up kits that include important info on this years session, colour-coded refuse bags, protective clothing (gloves), etc. An Taisce have stated that they would like to remind participants that recyclables found in the environment should be segregated properly using the colour-coded refuse bags provided.
Additionally, this clean up campaign will only accept waste and rubbish found from the environment and litter and will not accept your personal domestic waste and bins!