About the Big Spring Clean Project
The Big Spring Clean is Northern Ireland’s largest clean up and aims to encourage local community groups, individuals, sports associations, businesses, councils and schools in cleaning up local areas, taking ownership and setting the environmental quality standards they want to live by - sending a clear message to the litterers. .
TIDY Northern Ireland launched The BIG Spring Clean campaign in 2010. It attracted 2,416 volunteers who collected 4 tonnes of rubbish in one week. In 2011 a staggering five-fold increase in volunteers (13,600) collected 122 tonnes of rubbish, again in one week. So, due to popular demand and the growing number of volunteers the campaign has now been extended for 2012 to run for a whole month: 1st April – 30th April 2012 with the support of the Department of Environment and all the councils.
It costs a staggering £39,000,000 a year just to keep our streets clean, but it’s not just the financial cost to us as ratepayers. Litter affects our lives in many ways; it impacts on our health and wellbeing; it puts off tourists from ever returning and it stops companies investing in jobs here. There is even evidence that low level environmental crime can lead to more serious criminal activity in an area. What a terrible waste. Together we can stop this. Join us today and be part of something BIG!
To view the BIG Spring Clean timeline please click here.
To view Friends of the BIG Spring Clean campaign, please click here.