Community Clean-up Week to run until September 19 in Dublin

Dublin has organised the largest clean-up event in the City, Community Clean-up Week, which will run until September 19.

The public has been invited to take part by either organising their own clean-up group or joining an existing group in their community.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland launched the event, along with the Olympic medallist Eimear Lambe and local people from the Crumlin community clean-up group.

Mayor Gilliland stated: “I am delighted to be in Crumlin this morning to officially launch Community Clean-Up Week. I know the local people here are very proud of their area and do a great job coming together at weekends to help keep it tidy. Community Clean-Up Week is a chance for everyone to play their part in looking after their local area, and maybe even have a bit of fun while they’re doing it.”

Dublin City Council has provided cleaning equipment to local clean-up groups across the city, including bags, gloves and litter pickers. The council will also be collecting all the waste each day, reports Irish Times.

Groups that are taking part this year are Clean Coasts, National Spring Clean, Local Authority Waters Programme, Dublin City Canals, Dodder Action, as well as residents, volunteers and community groups county-wide.

 

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