The Great Liverpool Spring Clean-Up!

Councillors in Liverpool are to lead their communities in a Great British Spring Clean-Up this weekend.

Launching tomorrow, several neighbourhoods of the city are supporting the nationwide Keep Britain Tidy campaign just as the city council has announced a crackdown on fly-tipping and littering.

Croxteth is spearheading Liverpool’s contribution where politicians will be joined by pupils from Our Lady & St Swithins RC Primary and De La Salle Secondary, volunteers at The Stonedale Women’s Group and Invergarry Community Group and staff from Cobalt Housing with a series of organised litter picks, community skips, street cleansing and graffiti removal.

The Liverpool communities involved are:

Croxteth Clean up around Gilmoss Estate Fri, March 3
Greenbank Clean up around the Dales Fri, March 3
Wavertree Clean up around Goswell Street area Fri, March 3
Riverside Clean up around Warwick / Northumberland block Fri, March 3
Central Clean up around Ropewalks Sat, March 4
Everton Clean up around viewing platform and park area (Everton Brow) Sat, March 4
Anfield Clean up around priory Road carpark area Sun, March 5
Speke / Garston Clean up around Jaguar Land Rover Site Mon & Tue, March 6 & 7

Cllr Laura Robertson-Collins, Chair of the Neighbourhoods Committee, said: “Many councillors often lead community clean-ups to improve their neighbourhoods and I’m delighted so many will be involved in the Great British Spring Clean-Up this weekend.”

The city council is working to reduce waste and encourage re-use, composting and recycling of waste. The amount of waste produced as well as litter and dumping has a massive cost implication for the council, and affects the look and feel of communities.

The council has also just announced a programme to invest in larger four-foot bags for people to separate their waste and present recyclable rubbish separately (i.e. cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, and paper and card).

Residents can still register local events on the KBT website at http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/join-the-litterheroes-in-gbspringclean-2017/2763/2/1/999/3

Residents are advised to make sure all bins are on their property as any excess bins left in street may be removed for use.

As part of the campaign there will be skips provided for community use by residents to prevent dumping in alleyways.

Did you know? Most goods can be re-used or recycled at any time:

  • You can use the free ‘Bulky Bobs’ collection service – this will take all white goods, furniture, electrical items large and small, and textiles, etc for re-use. Book via Council website or on 0151 233 3001 for free home collection.
  • If you have transport you can use a Household Waste Recycling Centre – either at Cheadle Avenue, off Green Lane, Old Swan, L13 3AF, or at Otterspool. The facility in Old Swan is a brand new facility where most waste can be recycled – open from 8am – 8pm.
  • AND use your blue bin service for all paper, card, cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles. Please – NO PLASTIC BAGS in blue bins – these cannot be sorted by the machine that separates the recyclables!