Spring clean

Published: Monday, 25th March 2019

Help support Keep Britain Tidy’s campaign against plastic and litter and join the country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign from 22 March to 23 April 2019.

Help support Keep Britain Tidy’s campaign against plastic and litter and join the country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign from 22 March to 23 April 2019.

We want you to be a litter hero and keep our beautiful borough clean! This is a great opportunity for residents, schools and local businesses to rally together and help free our borough of litter.

We are encouraging everyone to organise their own local community event with help from the Council. All you need to do to take part is register yourself or group at keepbritaintidy.org and let us know the date of your event - anytime from 22nd March to 23rd April.

Once you have a date, email us at waste.advisors@royalgreenwich.gov.uk so we can provide you with rubbish bags and equipment. We will also collect all the waste you pick up!

Our team are also on hand to help you plan your event. Speak to one of our waste advisers on 020 8921 4767 for more information.

Maggie the litter picking dog

 

You may have seen our four legged friend Maggie, who loves picking up plastic bottles and recycling them with her owner. View her story and #BeMoreLikeMaggie!

Cabinet Member for Air Quality, Public Realm and Transport, Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald said: 

“The Great British Spring Clean is a great initiative to get people to help improve the environment in the borough. During the month, we will provide advice, support and equipment to all of our residents wishing to take part, as well as schools and community groups.

“We already have many initiatives to increase recycling in the borough, including over 130 environment champions and have a team of waste advisors who engage with residents to advise them on how they can help improve their recycling.

“We are delighted to be taking part and we would encourage as many people as possible to join us in helping to improve the way our parks and open spaces look, whether you’re on two legs, or four!”