Local Heroes wanted for Great British Spring Clean
20th March to 13th April 2020
North Lincolnshire Council is calling on litter heroes to step forward once again to take part in the 2020 Great British Spring Clean. Get involved in the biggest ever litter campaign and help clean up your community – and country.
This year, the biggest ever litter campaign includes the Easter period to hopefully allow more people to get involved in cleaning up their local area.
The council continues to back the national campaign to inspire half a million people across the country to get outdoors, get active and help clear up rubbish that lies around us.
Local people, community groups, charities, sports clubs, businesses and town and parish councils in North Lincolnshire are being called on to join in the big clean up weekend. Join the growing army of ‘litter heroes’ who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.
Last year’s Great British Spring Clean was a huge success in North Lincolnshire. Around 400 volunteers rally together to collect over 1000 large bags of rubbish over the clean up period.
The Great British Spring Clean is led by Keep Britain Tidy and they quote the following facts –
Nationally in 2019, over 563,163 people, including 175,055 students, volunteered their time to take part in our campaign – the biggest ever! Cleaning up streets, parks and beaches, #LitterHeroes across the country have been making big improvements to the environment on their doorstep.
- 17,097 clean-ups were held and 957,377 bags of litter collected – that’s 239,344 wheelie bins full of rubbish or 4,308 tonnes worth.
- Around 61% of the litter collected was ‘general waste’ and approximately 39% has been recycled (18% plastic, 21% aluminium).
- Over 1.1 million hours have been dedicated to the campaign – equivalent in time to 128.5 years (24/7).
WHAT TO DO NEXT
If you would like to get involved and organise a big clean up locally, get in touch with North Lincolnshire Council by the end of February, on
01724 297670 or email email@example.com
The council can offer support including providing litter picking equipment and removing the rubbish you collect. We can also provide useful guidance for group leaders and a risk assessment template. Completion of the appropriate documentation ensures the group is covered on the Councils’ employers’ liability insurance policy.
You can also register online with Keep Britain Tidy at www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk where you can download the guide, get advice and tips. This will ensure all our efforts are recognised as part of this national initiative and the litter pick will be shown on a map of the country.
When you carry out the litter pick please take photos and submit to us, along with a summary of your efforts, including the amount of bags collected.
Principal Neighbourhoods Officer
Assets and Infrastructure