Council Backs The Great British Spring Clean

Stockport Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities this March (2019).

The campaign is organised by Keep Britain Tidy and full details can be found at the Great British Spring Clean.

Last year's Spring Clean launched the 'We Love Stockport - Be Proud of Where You Live' campaign and this was a great success with our community litter picks collecting lots of rubbish, cleaning up parks, the banks of the Mersey, district centres and other much loved public spaces all over the borough. The litter was then picked up from various locations around the borough by Totally Local Company, the Council’s street cleansing contractor.

We are keen to work with any residents and local communities who want to keep their corner of the borough free from litter. A number of litter picks have already been organised as part of the Great British Spring clean and the Council is also providing support to residents, local community groups and businesses who wish to get involved in, or organise, their own litter picks. Interested groups and volunteers are being asked to email the Council at district.standards@stockport.gov.uk.

Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “We are pleased to support the Great British Spring Clean again. Last year it was fantastic to see how many volunteers worked together to make our borough a cleaner and more pleasant place to live and work as part of our environmental campaign - ‘We Love Stockport’.

“This year I hope local communities, residents, businesses and schools all come together to support the Great British Spring Clean and to make this year the best yet for Stockport."

Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England having to spend over £700 million on street cleaning services every year.

To take part in the campaign and set up your own clean up event visit the Great British Spring Clean or email district.standards@stockport.gov.uk.

Residents are reminded that they can report fly-tipped waste at www.stockport.gov.uk/flytipping.

To make sure waste is disposed of correctly, the Council provides a borough-wide bulky household waste collection service for a small charge for items like furniture, sofas and fridges, which can be collected from your property.