Today is the first day of the Great British Spring Clean.
The Great British Spring Clean is an annual initiative run by the charity Keep Britain Tidy. The event encourages the public to get out and clean their local parks, streets & beaches. This year's target is 1 million miles of litter picking.
The event is running for more than two weeks, from the 28th of May to the 13th of June, so there’s plenty of time to get involved.
What will Housekeep be doing for the Great British Spring Clean?
Here at Housekeep, we’ve organised to get out & clean our local park. Members of the Housekeep team will be heading out next Thursday - litter pickers in hand - to clean Spa Fields in Islington.
We’ll be sharing lots of pics & more info about this next week - so keep your eyes peeled for updates.
How can I get involved in the Great British Spring Clean?
It’s super easy to get involved with the Great British Spring Clean - just head to their website here and “pledge to pick”.
You just need to fill in a few details & let the organisers know how long you’ll be picking for. You can pledge to pick as an individual, or as a group.
You won’t need much kit to get started - just some bin bags, a litter picker & some gloves.
You should try to separate the litter you collect into three bags: one for plastic, one for aluminium cans & one for everything else. This means that you’ll be able to recycle as much litter as possible.
If you’re planning to pick for a long time, or you’re with a large group, make sure you contact your local authority to get some advice on how to dispose of the litter. They may be able to organise a special collection.
Special offer for #LitterHeroes
We’ve organised a little “thank you” for any #LitterHeroes who get out and clean their local area.
If you pledge to pick, we’ll send you a special offer that you can use on a home clean.
To claim the special offer, simply take a photo while you’re cleaning & tag us on Instagram.
You can tag us in your pictures using the handle @housekeep_cleaners. Then we’ll send you a direct message with your special offer.