Litter heroes needed for Great British Spring Clean

Poster for the Great British Spring Clean 2018

We're backing a national campaign to get half a million people across the UK out and about cleaning up their local communities throughout February and March.

The Great British Spring Clean is an initiative with a simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and parks.

We want to inspire people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us. Join our growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.

Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England having to spend over £700 million on street cleaning services every year.

Dacorum is looking for litter heroes to help clear up the rubbish that blights our streets and parks.

Portfolio Holder for Environmental Sustainability and Regulatory Services, Councillor Janice Marshall, said: “We're delighted to be supporting the Great British Spring Clean and we encourage as many groups, individuals and organisations as possible to join in. Last year during the campaign we had a fantastic show of support throughout the borough, with over 1,300 volunteers out litter picking, collecting around 400 bags of rubbish. Let’s see if we can get even more people taking part this year.”

We'll be supporting groups and loaning litter-pick sticks and bags on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on taking part in the campaign and setting up your own clean-up event in February or March, or joining a pre-arranged one, visit our Great British Spring Clean 2018 page.