North East Derbyshire District Council is delighted to once again be supporting the Great British Spring Clean, which takes place this year from 17 March – 2 April.
Organised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, the event aims to bring people together from across the country to clear the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline and is the nation’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign.
Cllr Charlotte Cupit, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: “Our street cleansing and environmental enforcement teams do an amazing job keeping our district clean and tidy, but we’re also grateful to the many residents and volunteers who help too. The Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean campaign is a great opportunity to get involved in tackling litter and highlighting the issues and mess it leaves behind.
“That’s why I’d encourage all our residents and businesses to think carefully about how and where they dispose of their rubbish and get in touch with us if they need help removing waste or spot any incidents of littering so we can take action.
“Last year, the Council doubled fly-tipping fines and increased fixed penalties for littering at the same time as enforcement officers carried out the most patrols on record.
“Please help us to keep our district tidy. We only have one planet, so let’s look after it!”
If you are a North East Derbyshire individual, community group or school interested in organising a litter pick during the Great British Spring Clean, or at any other time of the year, please get in touch with our street cleansing team:
As well as loaning equipment, such as high visibility vests, litter picking tongs and rubbish bags, we’ll also pick up the litter you collect.
- If you spot fly-tipping or littering, report it to us online 24/7 at ne-derbyshire.gov.uk or call us on (01246) 231111. We also offer a bulky waste collection service. If you have a large household item you need removing, please give us a call to see if we can help or fill in a form online.