Spring Clean Campaign hits the halfway mark in Longford

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is still going strong in County Longford and this week will see the campaign hit the halfway mark. Hundreds of clean up events have already taken place in Longford and there are still plenty more to come!.

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is still going strong in County Longford and this week will see the campaign hit the halfway mark. Hundreds of clean up events have already taken place in Longford and there are still plenty more to come!.

On the 20th of April, 100 volunteers are being sought to take part in a major clean-up of Longford town. Longford Tidy Towns will be making their community shine by litter picking, washing signs, bollards, lamp posts and bins on the day. They will also weed and provide maintenance of flowerbeds.This is an ideal opportunity for new volunteers to come on board. For more information, please contact: Noeleen Rooney on 0876480752.

All volunteers registering for the National Spring Clean campaign are issued with a FREE clean up kit which contains information, posters, colour coded refuse sacks for segregation of waste materials, protective gloves and tabards to keep participants clean. An Taisce will also liaise with local authorities to ensure that all materials collected will be picked up without charge. Those who wish to take part should go to the National Spring Clean website at www.nationalspringclean.org

This year, An Taisce is also celebrating ‘Local Heroes’ who have demonstrated their commitment both to their communities by organising anti-litter events over the last number of years. You can nominate your National Spring Clean Local Hero on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NationalSpringClean.

The Local Hero 2013, who will be announced in April, will win a Spring Break in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.

The National Spring Clean campaign is also sponsored by the Wrigley Company and supported by Repak who supply colour coded refuse sacks for recycling the materials collected. Local Authorities co-ordinate activity in their areas and also support their local communities.

To register for National Spring Clean call 01 4002220 or online at www.nationalspringclean.org.