Watford Borough Council and Veolia UK have pledged their support for this year’s Great British September Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
The campaign, which was postponed in early spring due to COVID-19, will now run from September 11-27, 2020. It will encourage the great British public to take part in small, socially distanced clean-ups to remove litter from streets, parks and beaches across the country.
The Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to show they love where they live and in 2019 more than half a million #LitterHeroes collected more than 900,000 bags of rubbish.
Last year’s campaign also saw over 200 Watford residents, school children, councillors and businesses getting together to clean up 12 different areas of Watford. In total 72 bags of litter were collected for disposal and 20 bags of plastic bottles and drinks cans were diverted for recycling.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “We are very proud to support this fantastic initiative from Keep Britain Tidy. The Great British September Clean is the perfect opportunity for residents to get active outdoors and help clear up any rubbish that you see.
“Don’t forget that you can borrow the litter-pickers free of charge throughout the year, not just for this event, so we can continue to keep Watford clean. I’d like to thank everyone in our town who is supporting this great initiative.”
Due to restrictions on social gatherings, people will not be able to host or join public events as in previous years. You can either organise a private clean-up with up to five other family and friends, or pledge to do your own individual clean-up