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This year’s Wealden Spring Clean, the annual community litter pick, collected over two and a half tonnes of litter by a record number of volunteers.—Wealden Council, 30 April 2018

Groups from across the District collect over 500 bags of rubbish

Since the beginning of March, volunteers from nearly 30 groups from across the District have collected over 500 bags of rubbish, the equivalent of 160 household wheelie bins full of litter.

“I’d like to thank all the volunteers who took part in this year’s Wealden Spring Clean to help make our wonderful Wealden countryside look its best,” said Councillor Roy Galley, Cabinet member for Waste and Recycling. “The amount collected so far this year has been incredible, and at 2.5 tonnes is already around a tonne more than was collected during last year’s campaign. It is especially impressive considering the very un-spring like weather that some of the volunteers had to contend with.”

“The Wealden Spring Clean has really gathered momentum amongst Wealden communities and often the volunteers aren’t stopping there,” Cllr Galley continued. “Some groups are continuing to litter pick throughout the year and some are also turning their attention to other activities to help improve their local area.”

Wealden District Council continues to support any groups who would like to collect litter throughout the year by providing waste sacks and arranging removal of collected rubbish by their waste contractor Kier. Please contact recycling@wealden.gov.uk in advance of planning a litter pick in your area to arrange these services.