Despite the difficulties with the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been so pleased to see many local people still supporting community litter clean ups in Salford. Over the past year, our outdoor spaces and places have mattered to us more than ever. We’re looking for people to join on Keep Britain Tidy’s #MillionMileMission to clean up the country and show some love for those special places that helped us though lockdown.
Taking place from 28 May to 13 June 2021, we’re aiming to inspire more #LitterHeroes across Salford to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets and parks, recycling as much as possible.
Why the #millionmilemission? The lockdown staple of 'one hour's exercise' gets a new purpose: if the average person walks one mile in 20 minutes, then you could travel three miles in an hour. If 250,000 people pledged to pick up litter for an hour and 20 minutes each, we would have litter picked for a million miles - that's to the moon and back twice!
We have a dedicated team of people who clean parks and streets seven days a week, but your help is always appreciated and needed. The council can provide litter picking equipment.
Please make sure you stay safe by staying two metres from those not in your household, wearing a face covering and keeping to the latest government guidance.
Please do continue to share your fantastic photos and videos with us on social media. Just tag @SalfordCouncil @keepbritaintidy #GBSpringClean #millionmilemission
Tell us about your event and we can provide you with litter pickers and bags, we will arrange to collect your bags after the clean up has taken place.
Visit Keep Britain Tidy for more details and to pledge to pick.
We are always looking for volunteers, community groups and associations, schools, businesses and anyone who is able to help support and lead on clean up campaigns in their local area. Other ways of getting involved are by signing up as a Salford Street Champion.
This page was last updated on 17 May 2021