January 22, 2021
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Spring Clean Campaign: community groups unite to keep Kilkenny litter free

OVER 75 local community groups have registered their support for the National Tidy Towns Spring Clean Campaign.

There was huge support for the initiative at the first Tidy Towns Forum for 2019 in Kilkenny recently.

Kilkenny County Council said the overwhelmingly positive response was a strong demonstration of our local communities’ commitment to keeping Kilkenny litter free.

The council said in a statement: “Over 75 groups have already registered with An Táisce which clearly shows the commitment of local groups in keeping Kilkenny litter free. The Tidy Town representatives and guest speakers were happy to lend their support to this campaign and encourage more groups to register and participate in keeping Kilkenny litter free.”

Anyone who wishes to participate in the National Spring Clean can register by calling National Spring Clean on 01 400 2219, by visiting the website: www.nationalsprinclean.org.

All clean up groups registering with the National Spring Clean campaign will receive a free clean-up kit comprising information, posters, colour coded refuse sacks for segregation of waste materials, protective gloves and high-vis vests.

Groups registered with National Spring Clean are covered under a public liability insurance policy while engaged in clean-up activities for the duration of the campaign.

Kilkenny County Council provides litter picking equipment on a loan basis to groups who register with National Spring Clean.

Groups can avail of this additional litter picking equipment by contacting their Local Area Office or the Environment Section, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny on 056 779 4470.

Groups who require assistance with litter removal after their registered litter pick should contact the Environment Section, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny on 056 779 4470.

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