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National Spring Clean

Each year during April Ireland’s largest anti-litter awareness campaign, National Spring Clean, gets underway.  National Spring Clean aims to support the voluntary efforts of local people in combating litter pollution.  Throughout the month, Sligo County Council encourages clean-up activities by groups that register with An Taisce.

To Get Involved

Tidy Towns Committees, Schools, societies or any group of people coming together in order to tackle litter will receive assistance from an Taisce and Sligo County Council.  Your support and leadership is needed to get actively involved in this clean-up campaign.  To organize an event in your area, simply register with An Taisce on www.nationalspringclean.org or call 01 4002219 with details of your name, address, Telephone Number and how many volunteers are in your group. 

This year Sligo County Council will supply clear bags to groups that have registered with An Taisce.  Please note that only clear bags will be collected and any other bags, including An Taisce bags, will not be picked up.

Sligo County Council will provide hand-held litter pickers to all groups at a reduced cost of €3 each.  We will also provide tabards and gloves while stocks last.

Please advise Sligo County Council of your intended efforts before your group commences the clean-up so that we can arrange for collection of bags, if applicable. 

You can contact Environment Section at 071 9111019 for further information or James McGowan at 087 2615507 to arrange collection of bags.