The Spotless September Challenge

Renfrewshire Council's Spotless September is back again this year with volunteers heading out into their communities to brighten up the area where they live and tackle litter!

The Spotless September Challenge

About The Spotless September Challenge

Volunteers are encouraged to take part as often as they can throughout the month-long event, whether that’s ten minutes round the block or an hour in their local park.

Anyone who wants to take part will be provided with sanitised equipment, including litter pickers and bags, and the collected litter will be taken away by the Council’s StreetScene team when left at an agreed spot.

A mainstay of Renfrewshire Council’s award-winning Team Up to Clean Up campaign, last September’s event saw 225 litter picks take place and more than 1,000 bags of litter removed from the local environment.

This took place against the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic and hundreds of local people are expected to head out again this year, either individually or in small groups, to ensure they can continue to do their bit while remaining safe at all times.

Team Up to Clean Up is a joint initiative between the council and the community and aims to improve the area’s local environment and change the behaviour of those who think it is acceptable to litter.

The council is running an increased litter picking, road sweeping and drain clearing programme, while the community are supported to take part in litter picks all-year round with equipment and the collection of rubbish.

The campaign has also expanded to include community caddies, which allow volunteers to trim and tidy local green spaces, as well as the creation of children’s book ‘The Clumps’ Big Mess’ which every primary school child in Renfrewshire received to inspire them to be a part of the campaign.

For more information on the campaign, including how to take part, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/SpotlessSeptember.

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