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National Spring Clean Campaign


National Spring Clean (NSC) is traditionally run annually throughout the month of April during which volunteers get out and clean up the countryside and cities.  Volunteers are equipped with free materials donated by NSC sponsors and the collected litter is recycled or disposed of in partnership with local authorities.

National Spring Clean is run by An Taisce and co-financed by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.  It is a multi-sectoral initiative that promotes public awareness and participation in local litter clean-ups and awareness actions to improve the local environment.  The campaign includes a central role for local authorities to co-ordinate and assist events at local level.  2012 was the 14th anniversary of the campaign and was a resounding success with over 483,000 volunteers participating in 5,190 various events across the country.


Useful links:

National Spring Clean website (external link) 

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