South Norfolk Council’s Big Litter Pick 2019 has launched and once again the Council is asking local schools and community groups to get involved.
Last year a record number of litter picks took place with over 900 residents collecting nearly 2,000 bags of rubbish and recycling.
Councillor Kay Mason Billig, cabinet member for the Environment and Recycling said: “It’s great to see our communities come together to keep South Norfolk looking tidy.”
“People of all ages can take part but it’s great to see so many children getting involved and learning at an early age how important it is to dispose of rubbish responsibly. We are very grateful to our community groups and schools for their help and the way they take a pride in where they live.”
The Council provides posters and leaflets to help publicise community litter picks and also provides advice and equipment, and when the event is finished they take the rubbish away.
The Big Litter Pick 2019 runs until the end of May and every school and community group that takes part has the chance to win £200 to spend in their community.
There are twenty £200 prizes up for grabs across the district but every group that takes part will be given a £20 voucher to spent on their group, charity or local community.
If you're interested in organising a litter pick, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0808 168 3333