Dundalk Town Council launched its National Spring Clean on Thursday morning on the Navvy Bank, Dundalk. The Chairperson of Dundalk Town Council, Cllr Jennifer Green, kicked off the 2013 Spring Clean along with some Dundalk Town Council Staff and members of Dundalk Tidy Towns committee.
This is the 15th consecutive year of An Taisce’s National Spring Clean and Dundalk Town Council is delighted to support, once again, this important national campaign.
Last year the work carried out throughout the Town resulted in a massive amount of waste removed from our streets and estates.
The National Spring Clean is An Taisce’s main anti-litter campaign with the objectives of creating an awareness of litter issues; to encourage clean-ups during the month of April; to promote looking after the environment; and to highlight the importance of re-use and recycle.
30 groups in Dundalk have already contacted Dundalk Town Council and registered their spring clean event taking place during April.
Assistance in terms of provision of gloves, bags, litter-pickers and also help with the efficient management of the rubbish and recyclables after the event is provided by the Environment Section of Dundalk Town Council.
Previous years have shown this event to be widely supported and increased participation is anticipated this year.
In addition to residents groups, schools and sports clubs taking part we would encourage all local businesses to undertake a dedicated spring clean of their environs and therefore hopefully we can improve on last year’s performance
Although the Spring clean officially ends at the end of April, the Council will continue to assist residents associations and others who wish to carry out further clean ups of their area.