North East Derbyshire District Council will be taking part in this year’s Great British Spring Clean, which brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to show they love where they live.
In north east Derbyshire we supported 73 events throughout the district in 2019, which were organised by 27 groups and hundreds of individuals. All of the bags of rubbish collected were cleared up by the authority.
Nationwide in 2019, more than half a million #LitterHeroes collected more than 900,000 bags of rubbish from our UK streets and hedgerows.
The Great British Spring Clean runs from the 20 March until 13 April and North East Derbyshire District Council is able to support local groups or individuals looking to undertake litter picks and clean up events with the loan of litter picking tongues, Hi-Viz waistcoats, supply of bags and arrange for collection of bagged waste after the event.
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, said: “We are delighted that North East Derbyshire District Council is supporting this year’s campaign and would like to thank them for their support. Without councils across the country giving the campaign their backing, our volunteers would not be able to do the incredible job they do.”
Cabinet member for the Environment at North East Derbyshire District Council, Councillor Charlotte Cupit, said: “We are so pleased to be working in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy to help highlight the environmental impacts fly tipping, dog fouling and littering have on our district.
“Minimising pollution and recycling more are key aims for our authority and we couldn’t do this without the fantastic support and help from our residents and volunteer groups throughout the District”.
This year’s campaign will not only see tonnes of litter being removed from the environment on our doorstep, it also aims to rescue thousands of the plastic bottles and aluminium drinks cans that are simply thrown on the ground but could, very easily, be recycled.
Volunteers will be able to separate the litter they pick into different bags; one for plastic bottles and drink cans and a second for general litter.