18 March 2016: An Cathaoirleach Barry Saul and Leas Cathaoirleach Pat Hand, joined the friends and neighbours of last years Tidy Districts winners, Broadford, to kick off their first clean-up of the year. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is encouraging community groups from the all areas of the County to show their love for their area and register for this year’s campaign.
Now in its 18th year, the National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative and each year throughout April, over half a million people take part in over 5,000 clean-ups across the country.
An Cathaoirleach Barry Saul said “We are delighted to be here to kick start our National Spring Clean Campaign. The people of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council definitely love where they live and this is evident in the high numbers of community groups, schools, sports and youth clubs from around the county take part in this campaign each year. This year, we are urging anyone who has never taken part in National Spring Clean before to register and get involved. We would love to see a surge in the numbers of volunteers taking part in this worthwhile campaign.”
All volunteers registering for the National Spring Clean campaign are issued with a FREE clean up kit which contains information, posters, colour-coded refuse sacks for segregation of waste materials, protective gloves and tabards to keep participants clean. Those who wish to take part should register on www.nationalspringclean.org or call 01-4002219.
The National Spring Clean Campaign is organised by An Taisce and is funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Wrigley Company.