NEDDC is getting behind the Keep Britain Tidy – Clean September initiative by loaning out litter picking equipment to individuals or groups taking part in the district and the Council will collect and remove the waste once complete.
The initiative is a long running campaign by Keep Britain Tidy which sees authorities, local communities and groups come together to all do their bit to help clean up their districts.
Over 680,000 volunteers were due to take part in the national campaign in the Spring, however due to the coronavirus pandemic this has now been re arranged to run from September 11-27.
Individuals and groups up to five members can register on the Keep Britain Tidy website and all the equipment can be dropped off to, and collected from, any volunteers 72 hours before and after completion to minimise the risk of covid-19.
North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Charlotte Cupit, said, “We are delighted to support this national campaign and loan out litter picking equipment for volunteers in our district who wish to take part in a socially distanced way”.
“We are incredibly proud of our community of helpers and have already been approached for help in loaning out equipment and collecting the picked waste. Litter is a blight on our district and a global problem which needs to be stopped”.
“As well as supporting the Great British Clean, we’re happy to support litter-picks throughout the year, so please do get in touch”.
If you would like to register to take part in the litter pick, please register on the Keep Britain Tidy website: https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean/pledge-to-pick