The Great Bristol Spring Clean is on 3-5 March. Bristol residents are invited to spend just an hour or two picking up litter, which can then be left in a designated place for Bristol Waste to collect it. The event is part of the Great British Spring Clean, and is a great opportunity to make a real difference to litter levels around the city.
Schools, community groups and other organisations will all be doing their bit to make their part of the city cleaner and tidier, but there’s still time for anyone who’d like to take part to register.
Children from a Bristol Primary School will be joining Mayor Marvin Rees to tidy up their playground as part of the Great Bristol Spring Clean. The Mayor is asking everyone to consider joining in and doing their bit to help spruce up the city over the weekend.
The Spring Clean kicks off at 11am, Friday March 3, at Easton Church of England Academy, Beaufort St, Bristol BS5 0SQ.
Bristol Waste Company will assist community groups by providing litter picking kits to borrow and bags to fill with the waste. There is a limited supply of these kits (which include litter pickers and hi vis vests) so they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Bristol will be ‘immeasurably cleaner’
Mayor Marvin Rees launched the Clean Streets campaign in November and pledged that Bristol will be measurably cleaner by 2020.
He said: “If we work together to pick-up and prevent littering we can be as clean as cities such as Zurich, Tokyo and Singapore. The Great Bristol Spring Clean is a great chance to get involved, change the city around us and start making dirty streets, litter, fly-tipping and all that’s defacing our home things of the past.
“It is vitally important to teach children about the environment and get them into good habits at a young age, so I am really pleased to be helping out at Easton Church of England Academy’s spring clean.”
‘Show everyone why keeping the city clean is important’
Councillor Asher Craig, commented: “I’d urge everyone to get behind the Great Bristol Spring Clean and show us the difference that you can make. Why not take some pictures or your contribution and share it with us on social media. Show everyone why keeping the city clean is important to you.”
The council and Bristol Waste Company are aiming for clean-ups to happen in every part of the city during the spring clean weekend. People can use the hashtag #bristolspringclean to share their activities.
To register an interest email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of where and when your litter pick will take place, along with how many people will be involved. You can also learn more about The Great British Spring Clean, which aims to bring people together from across the country to clear up litter at http://www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk/home/2684.