Communities and volunteers across County Durham and Darlington are being urged to take part in the eleventh annual ‘Big Spring Clean’ litter-picking campaign.
LitterFree Durham, in partnership with Durham County Council and Darlington Borough Council, is inspiring people to give their local area a spring clean-up to banish strewn litter in time for summer.
The campaign brings communities together to tidy-up, clean-up or green-up their villages or towns and encourages thousands of people to make a difference.
This year, the Big Spring Clean campaign will run until Sunday 15 April and people are urged to sign up and organise a litter pick in their village, town, or city in County Durham and Darlington.
The campaign contributes towards County Durham’s priority of making the county ‘altogether greener’, and encourages residents to think about the environmental impact waste products such as plastic and metal can have on our wildlife, forests, and oceans.