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National Spring Clean

Cork City Council participated in the National Spring Clean campaign 2017.  Now in its 19th year, the National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative and each year throughout April and May, over half a million people take part in over 5,000 clean-ups across the country.  

Volunteers who registered with An Taisce for the National Spring Clean campaign are issued with a free clean up kit. Cork City Council provided free bags and gloves to residents groups and associations involved in cleanups and collected and dispose of the collected material FREE of charge.

 How Can I make a difference to Littering in Cork City!

  • Do not litter and don’t tolerate those who do.
  • If a litter bin is not in sight when you need one, keep your litter until you see a litter bin or take your litter home with you.
  • When out with your dog carry a suitable means of collecting your dog’s waste.  Dog dirt is a public health hazard, it is unsightly and unpleasant.
  • Recycle responsibly!
  • Be aware of illegal waste collectors!  If you pay someone to collect your waste, you must ensure that the collector has a valid waste collection permit.  If you pay for waste disposal and it is later found illegally dumped, you are responsible for it.
  • Be part of the solution! Keep the footpath/roadside outside your premises litter free. A small effort by all members of the community can make a huge difference.
  • Get involved! If there is a Tidy Towns Competition, National Spring Clean event or an Anti-Litter Campaign in your area - support it!  If there isn't any, perhaps you can get one going with your neighbours or community association.

            To report a litter / waste incident:

            Call 1800 22 22 26- Please give the exact location of the litter, waste, etc