Clare County Council, in association with An Taisce, is urging people all over Clare to get involved in the 14th annual National Spring Clean Campaign. Last year, hundreds of people across the county and more than a half a million people nationally came together to organise clean up events in their communities.
Participation in this year’s campaign, themed “Working Together – For Our Community”, is open to individuals, schools, businesses, and community groups such as Tidy Towns committees, residents’ associations, development associations and sporting organisations. Groups and individuals that register to participate are issued clean up kits containing valuable tips on how to hold a successful clean-up event, posters to advertise an event, plastic bags in which to collect litter and recyclable material, and tabards and gloves.
Mayor of Clare Councillor Pat Hayes says: “Litter is unfortunately a national problem and with limited resources the help of local communities is now more important than ever. It does not matter if it is two or 200 people that take part, it all helps to improve our local communities and environment and provides a better area for us all to enjoy.”
The Environment Section of Clare County Council will also assist community groups and schools by providing them with a free pass to Waste Transfer Stations at Ballyduffbeg, Inagh, Scariff and Lisdeen. Participating groups are reminded to take all possible steps to separate recyclables during clean-ups. Clare County Council will also provide litter pickers to groups subject to availability.
A wide range of groups, meanwhile, have received a letter from Clare County Council’s Environment Section inviting them to avail of a free pass to waste transfer stations to deposit waste from clean-ups.