Spring into action!

Join Hull City Council and spring into action to help keep your local environment clean

The Great British Spring Clean 2022 runs from 25 March to 10 April, encouraging all to take up a green initiative and tidy up a local area.

Hosted by charity Keep Britain Tidy, this year’s campaign ‘One bag – big difference’ calls on local residents, workplaces and schools to pledge to pick up a bag of litter from nearby streets, beauty spots and beaches, and dispose of the waste correctly. 

In recent years, when outdoor spaces have been so critical to general wellbeing and mental health, the charity reveals taking eco-action outdoors has a significant positive impact on both those who take part and on those who visit the area.

During this year’s campaign, Hull City Council will take the following action:

  • On March 29, the council’s Streetscene team and local businesses are conducting a litter pick around Sutton Fields in an effort to clean up the area
  • New green bags, to be used for collecting rubbish during a clean-up event, are available at Hull Libraries and various Customer Service Centres – as well as Woodford Leisure Centre and the Rainbow Centre, Wheeler Street. Members of the public can collect these at any time.  
  • The Litter Guidance document has been refreshed, which can be accessed here: www.hull.gov.uk/LoveYourStreet. This lays out the “do’s and don’ts” of litter picking in the local community.
  • Reminding residents to pick up after their dog and encouraging those who come across dog fouling to report it: Dog fouling | Hull City Council  
  • Urging people of Hull to dispose of their litter correctly, after recently revealing a further 26 people have been prosecuted of littering offences: People in Hull prosecuted for littering despite Hull City Council warning – Hull CC News

The Love Your Street team can loan equipment to anyone who wishes to organise a community clean-up event, such as litter pickers, graffiti and chewing gum removal kits, litter collection sacks and gloves. The team can also collect litter at the end of the event. Litter Picking Equipment – Hull City Council

Cllr Rosie Nicola, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, said:

“Hull City Council is proud to take part in this campaign.

“I would encourage everyone to join in with any local clean-up activities this week, read more about why the campaign is so important and educate others about how we can all do our bit for the environment.

“It’s also important that we realise the work extends beyond the week, and I would encourage everyone to take a look at what community groups are doing throughout the year to maintain clean local environments, and see how you can get involved.” Pledge to get involved today at www.keepbritaintidy.org/gbspringclean and support the campaign on social media with the hashtag #GBSpringClean and #BigBagChallenge

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