Tipp spring clean campaign hits halfway mark

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is still going strong in County Tipperary and this week will see the campaign hit the halfway mark. Hundreds of clean up events have already taken place in Tipperary and there are still plenty more to come!

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is still going strong in County Tipperary and this week will see the campaign hit the halfway mark. Hundreds of clean up events have already taken place in Tipperary and there are still plenty more to come!

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.

Events taking place in Tipperary next week include:

On the 17th of April, Loreto Secondary school in Clonmel, along with green schools committee are setting out to tackle problem areas identified around their school including their sports gym, public park and block walk. For more information, please contact: Martin Boyd on 0526121402

On the 19th of April, Thomastown National School in Cashel will be having their general Spring Clean of the school and its’ surroundings. For more information, please contact: Siobhan Condon on 062 72471

On the 19th of April, Nenagh College on the Dromin Road will be taking a popular local walking route to pick up all rubbish along the way. For more information, please contact: Frank Macken on 0879777197

On the 20th of April, Killenaule Community Enhancement Group will be having a general clean-up of the town - Litter pick, weeding and tidying flowerbeds and planting shrubs. For more information, please contact: Jerry Kelly on 0879807370

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

This year, An Taisce is also celebrating ‘Local Heroes’ who have demonstrated their commitment both to their communities by organising anti-litter events over the last number of years. You can nominate your National Spring Clean Local Hero on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NationalSpringClean.

The Local Hero 2013, who will be announced in April, will win a Spring Break in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.

The National Spring Clean campaign is also sponsored by the Wrigley Company and supported by Repak who supply colour coded refuse sacks for recycling the materials collected. Local Authorities co-ordinate activity in their areas and also support their local communities.