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National Spring Clean

Registration for NSC 2014 is now open!!

2013 was a hugely successful campaign so thank you and congratulations to the manyvolunteers who took part. There were over 200 clean-up events in Kildare

The National Spring Clean is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

The campaign runs throughout the month of April every year with clean-up events taking place in towns and communities all over the country. Over 500,000 volunteers participated in clean-ups throughout the country last April. Taking part in the National Spring Clean is very straight forward. Organise for a clean-up of your local area, which can take place any time during the month of April, and register your event online or by phone.
There are two elements to this. Your group can get a small number of litter pickers and bags by getting an application form here. If you are organising a big clean-up involving a lot of people we can lend your group up to 20 litter pickers. Ring the environment section for more details. You will also see a  removal of waste form- here, you apply to have the collected waste taken away by the council.
In addition to this assistance from the council, you can register your clean-up with An Taisce here
The clean up kit contains valuable tips on how to hold a successful clean-up event, posters to advertise your event, ideas on how to make your event different and lots more useful information. The pack also includes plastic bags in which to collect your litter and recylcable material, tabards to keep your clothes clean and gloves to keep your hands safe and clean. Because National Spring Clean encourages recycling, a number of colour coded bags are provided for collection of litter that can be recycled.

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