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Council Backs the Great British Spring Clean

The Council is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2018.

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 in March 2018.

Following the launch of Great British Spring Clean in March last year a total of 400 litter bags were distributed and 1.28 tonnes of rubbish was collected from various location around the borough by Solutions SK, the Council’s street cleansing contractor.

This year the Council would like to see even more people taking part in the campaign and is seeking volunteers to organise or take part in a litter-pick.
Groups can sign up at the Great British Spring Clean and register – they will then be able to collect litter pickers and sacks from the Council.

Volunteers are being asked to email the Council at district.standards@stockport.gov.uk to confirm they’d like to take part, to arrange the collection of litter pickers and sacks and to agree a collection point for the filled sacks.

Solutions SK, the Council’s street cleansing contractor, will be collecting filled litter sacks on 5th March from pre-agreed locations.

Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Housing, said: “We are proud to be supporting the Great British Spring Clean for the second year. 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.

“The Great British Spring Clean marks the beginning of our new environmental campaign ‘We Love Stockport’ which is being launched to tackle street cleansing issues such as litter, dog fouling and fly-tipping. We hope that this kind of community involvement will continue throughout the year as there will be plenty of opportunities for residents and community groups to get involved.”

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 you own clean up event visit the Great British Spring Clean.