Stockport is joining in the Great British Spring Clean, a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities.
The campaign is organised by Keep Britain Tidy and full details can be found at the Great British Spring Clean.
Last year’s Spring Clean launched the ‘We Love Stockport – Be Proud of Where You Live’ campaign – a great success with community litter picks – collecting lots of rubbish, cleaning up parks, the banks of the Mersey, district centres and other much loved public spaces all over the borough.
Stockport Council are keen to work with and is providing support to residents and local communities who want to keep their corner of the borough free from litter and get involved in, or organise, their own litter picks. Interested groups and volunteers are being asked to email the Council
Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said:
“We are pleased to support the Great British Spring Clean again. Last year it was fantastic to see how many volunteers worked together to make our borough a cleaner and more pleasant place to live and work as part of our environmental campaign – ‘We Love Stockport’.
“This year I hope local communities, residents, businesses and schools all come together to support the Great British Spring Clean and to make this year the best yet for Stockport.”
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.
Residents are reminded that they can report fly-tipped waste at www.stockport.gov.uk/flytipping.
To make sure waste is disposed of correctly, the Council provides a borough-wide bulky household waste collection service for a small charge for items like furniture, sofas and fridges, which can be collected from your property.