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Communities invited to support the Great British Spring Clean

Cleaner communities

17 March 2023

Girl litter picking rubbish from a park

People across West Northamptonshire are being encouraged to support their local environment and get involved in the Great British Spring Clean, which runs until Sunday, 2 April.

Disposing of waste correctly is everyone’s responsibility, but there are the minority who impact our local communities by littering.

The Great British Spring Clean encourages communities to come together to tackle this, and support in helping to clear up litter.

Access support for your litter picking event

Litter picking kits, which include litter pickers, sacks and bag hoops are available from West Northamptonshire Council, along with a step-by-step guide to carry this out safely.

More information about borrowing litter picking kits, and arranging a collection of the rubbish you pick can be found on our Litter Charter page or by emailing [email protected]

Please be aware that only rubbish collected on public land will be picked up by the council. Collected bags of litter left at the side of the road may not be collected or may be logged as fly tipping.

Litter picking volunteers are encouraged to post photos of themselves and the bags of litter they collect on social media and tag in the Council @WestNorthants, so we can share and celebrate their great work.

Littering is an unacceptable and illegal activity. While many people are responsible and take their waste home or dispose of it in a bin. There are a small percentage of people who carelessly and thoughtlessly discard of litter.

The spring clean provides an opportunity for communities to come together, and support volunteers and our street cleansing crews to help keep their local area clean and tidy. We want to do all we can to support their excellent work, as well as encourage other groups to join them.

By working together and maintaining community spirit, we send a strong message that littering is not acceptable.
Cllr Phil Larratt, West Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport, Highways and Waste
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