Residents and businesses in Darlington are being urged to become Litter Heroes by joining the annual Big Spring Clean.
LitterFree Durham & Darlington, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, has once again teamed up with Durham County Council and Darlington Borough Council to inspire local residents, community groups, schools and businesses to give their area a spring clean in the annual litter-picking campaign.
This year’s campaign runs from Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 until Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 and will see litter picks across Darlington and County Durham.
During last year’s Big Spring Clean campaign, more than 1,090 people took part in 68 events in the Darlington area, donating more than 1,150 hours of their time to clean up streets, parks and green spaces from which 1,102 bags of litter were collected.
Councillor Gerald Lee, chair of LitterFree Durham & Darlington, said: “As we celebrate ten years of LitterFree Durham & Darlington we’d like to see more people than ever before become litter heroes.
“Public awareness about the problems litter creates in our environment and the damage it can do to our wildlife has never been greater and we all need to do our bit to tackle it.
“Everyone needs to either bin their litter or take it home; and we’d love you to take the next step and join our litter army – we can provide everything you need to get started and even organise a litter pick of your own.”
Councillor Nick Wallis, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for leisure and the local environment, said: “We’re delighted to once again be working with LitterFree Durham & Darlington and Durham County Council for this year’s Big Spring Clean.
“We have a growing army of Street Champions who regularly take part in litter picks across the borough and more and more people are joining this annual initiative. We’re incredibly grateful for the efforts of all those who take part and to those who help keep #OurStreets clean year round.”
Big Spring Clean in Darlington
Please note: All events are correct at the time of posting and are subject to change.