Dundalk praised for big clean-up

AN Taisce has been loud in its praise all of the volunteers from Dundalk for their hard work in this year’s national spring clean.

AN Taisce has been loud in its praise all of the volunteers from Dundalk for their hard work in this year’s national spring clean.

Patricia Oliver chairperson of the National Spring Clean Campaign said they are delighted with the increased participation rates again in this year’s clean-up.

“It is incredibly heartening to see that Dundalk people are still willing to volunteer and come together to improve their town and environment,” she said.

“I would like to sincerely praise all of the community groups who gave their time this spring to this important yearly campaign.”

Over half a million people throughout Ireland volunteered to clean up their communities as part of the National Spring Clean.

An Taisce has urged communities all around Dundalk and the county to keep up the good work all year round.

The National Spring Clean has been designed to heighten the awareness of litter and waste issues and promote personal responsibility for litter all year round.

The National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative.

Organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment Heritage and Local Government, the initiative relies on volunteers organising clean-ups in their local communities.

The campaign is sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottlers Ireland and the Wrigley Company.

It is also supported by Repak who supply colour coded refuse sacks for recycling the materials collected.

The Dundallk campaign was backed by Dundalk Town Council who co-ordinate activity in the town.