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Don't Trash Oldham Day of Action Published: Monday, 06th February 2023

Oldham Council is backing the Great British Spring Clean. Are you?

Keep Britain Tidy’s national clean up event returns from March 17 until April 2.

This year our councillors and staff are supporting the charity by holding a borough-wide day of action on Friday, March 17.

Ward members and teams from across various local authority departments will be rolling up their sleeves and carrying out litter picks and clean ups at sites that have been identified as needing a bit of extra attention.

Since we started Don’t Trash Oldham in September 2021 lots of residents, organisations, schools and groups have got behind our efforts to keep their communities tidy.

Our teams are out across the borough seven days a week - now we’re encouraging those who want to ‘do their bit’ and improve their neighbourhoods to take part in the Don’t Trash Oldham Day of Action.

Councillor Hannah Roberts, Oldham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Every area in the country suffers from litter and fly-tipping.

“Thankfully, the vast majority of Oldhamers take pride in their communities and keep them clean and tidy – but, unfortunately, there is always a small minority who don’t.

“Over the last 18 months our Don’t Trash Oldham campaign has made a real difference to our communities. We know because residents have told us.

“We can all do more though.

“It would be great if people got involved in our day of action and helped tidy up their neighbourhoods.

“Cleaning up our communities costs residents and the council hundreds of thousands of pounds each year, so initiatives like this not only help improve the area but also save money.”

If you are taking part in the day of action share any photos or videos you with us and make sure to use the hashtags #DontTrashOldham #LitterHeroes

Don’t worry if you can’t join us on that day any litter picking you can do makes a big difference

The council supports community litter picks and loans out equipment.

You can contact us to book a time to pick up equipment for community groups by emailing EnvironmentalServices@oldham.gov.uk

If you want us to remove bagged litter as part of the day of action or after an organised group litter pick, we will need to agree dates, times, and locations in advance.

Please give us as much notice as possible so we can support you. However, if you are doing this as an individual, do not let this stop you from litter picking, just put any waste you collect in your bin at home.

Find out more about the Great British Spring Clean, any events in your area, or how to take part, go to https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/

More information about Don’t Trash Oldham can be found at https://www.oldham.gov.uk/donttrasholdham

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