Salford City Council supports clean up

Salford City Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

The campaign, which runs from 20 March to 13 April, will see up to 600,000 people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.

The Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to show they love where they live and in 2019 more than half a million #LitterHeroes collected more than 900,000 bags of rubbish.

Last year, Salford City Council supported local people to run 52 events, collecting 1500 bags of rubbish.

Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, is encouraging local people to join in.

He said: “Last year there were more than 50 events in Salford to pick up litter which saw tonnes of litter collected. It would be fantastic if more people took part this year, to help us look after our city and the people. We are very proud of the city and we want to make it an even better place to live and work.”

This year’s campaign will not only see tonnes of litter being removed from the environment but also aims to rescue thousands of the plastic bottles and aluminium drinks cans that a could very easily be recycled.

Volunteers will be asked to separate the litter they pick into three bags: one for plastic bottles, glass and aluminium cans and another for the rest of the rubbish.

The council will then collect these bags to ensure they are recycled appropriately.

Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “The overwhelming response to last year’s Great British Spring Clean showed that there are many hundreds of thousands of people out there who love where they live and are prepared to take action to make it better for themselves, their families and their communities.

“We are delighted that Salford City 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.”

Please register your event with Salford City Council so the council can provide litter picking tools, gloves and bin bags, collect the rubbish and say a huge thank you for your support.

Please also register your event with Keep Britain Tidy

Find out more about being a Salford street champion and the Great British Spring Clean.

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Date published
Friday 6 March 2020

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