Join the Spring Clean and get the feel good factor

05/04/2019, PR9031

​Wakefield Council is inviting residents to help clean up the district, during the 'Great British Spring Clean'.

​The Council, which last month launched its own new campaign to encourage people to 'stop the drop' and 'start a litter pick me up', wants as many residents as possible to get involved to help tackle the issue of litter.

Starting a 'litter pick me up' can make people feel better and make the district a nicer place to live, work and visit.

Over 20 community 'litter pick me ups' will take place until 23 April and have been organised to coincide with the country's biggest ever mass-action environmental campaign 'Great British Spring Clean', run by Keep Britain Tidy.

Litter costs council taxpayers in the Wakefield district nearly £2.7million a year to clean up, money that could be spent on other services.

Tom Stannard, Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth, said: "We want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved, get the feel good factor, and to help tackle litter.

"If everyone takes personal responsibility and stops dropping litter – as well as looking for opportunities to 'start a litter pick me up' in their local area, we'll all feel the benefits."

Everyone is invited to get involved, and play their part in making a difference and taking pride in their area.

There are plenty of organised litter picks happening in the local area. For more information on where and how to get involved, visit or follow the hashtag #litterpickmeup on social media.

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