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BIG Spring Clean

The BIG Spring Clean is Northern Ireland's biggest volunteer clean up and each year we need your help to make it happen!

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The BIG Spring Clean is Northern Ireland's largest community clean-up campaign. Since its inception, 553,571 volunteers have participated in clean-up activities during the Spring months, removing over 800 tonnes of waste!

It is open to individuals, schools, community groups and businesses from all communities wishing to rid their streets of litter and discarded rubbish.

You can help in any one of FOUR ways:

  1. Add your signature to show your support and keep updated through our monthly newsletter
  2. Donate as an independent charity, we need your help to make Northern Ireland a cleaner, safer and healthier place to live in and protect for future generations. Now more than ever. Give today to make a difference to your local community!
  3. Take part in a clean up—check out what's on near you.
  4. Organise your own cleanup and receive a free kit - this includes information on planning your event, a high visibility vest, a poster to publicise your event and bin bags. You can download a digital version of our poster here. Your local council may also be able to provide litter pickers and additional equipment (for details check out our Council Contacts page). 

Create a profile to register an event


#notsoBIGSpringClean : Keeping yourself safe and well during Covid-19

Our first priority is to make sure everyone stays safe. During this time we would ask that you DO NOT organise or attend large BIG Spring Clean litter picks or other events. To keep you safe and our staff healthy, please note that we will not be giving out BIG Spring Clean packs or lending equipment. However, we can support you through our Adopt A Spot Programme. 


Struggling to keep the family occupied or feeling isolated yourself? 

The current advice on social distancing does not mean that all of us need to stay indoors all the time. Many of us know therapeutic impacts of time spent outdoors, it can boost your immune system and have a really positive impact on your mental health. Following the advice on social distancing and where safe to do so, you could pick some litter with your family or as an individual and #doonesmallthing for the environment! Just remember to do it safely, ensure you follow social distancing advice and wash your hands after (see our Hints and Tips Booklet for more general information on carrying out a safe clean up https://bit.ly/lhlhresources )

We will of course be following Government and Public Health Agency advice closely and will update this information if anything changes. Thank you for your support and patience as we work through this. We need community now more than ever as we pull together to help the most vulnerable. 


Handicart Competition - Register Your Results!  

Remember you can also register your results on the Live Here Love Here website to be entered into our handicart competition! We’re extending the deadline until the 1st October 2020 so if you are rescheduling your larger Big Spring Clean event you still have a chance to win. 

Hubert from Greencycling and Greenthinking registered his clean ups on the website and was last year's winner of the handicart!


Get In Touch

If you do decide to do a small litter pick, we want to hear from you! 

We’d love to share your #NotsoBIGSpringClean activities on our social media and share some positivity with our community. Just send us a message on Facebook or send an email to Karina.Robinson@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org.