An Taisce’s Spring Clean tackles litter in Louth

AN Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is still going strong in Co Louth and this week sees more community groups, schools and other organisations taking part in the campaign.

AN Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is still going strong in Co Louth and this week sees more community groups, schools and other organisations taking part in the campaign.

The National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

This week, Larry Magnier and Blackrock Tidy Towns will be cleaning up Blackrock on Saturday, April 28. Volunteers are meeting at the lower car park at 10am. For further information about volunteering contact Larry on 087-2642064.

Meanwhile, Omeath Tidy Towns will also be cleaning up the local area on Saturday, April 28. For more information about volunteering contact Anna O’Connor.

Greenore Residents & Tidy Towns Association will be tackling Greenore on Sunday, April 29. For more information about volunteering contact Margaret Hanley.

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 or call 01-4002220.

The National Spring Clean 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 and Local Authorities who co-ordinate activity in their communities.

The An Taisce Spring Clean is also being promoted on Facebook and on Twitter using the tag #NationalSpringClean for updates, news and more about this year’s campaign.