Spring Clean Cymru

Communities across Wales are being urged to join Spring Clean Cymru 2023 and help pick up the litter that blights our neighbourhoods, beaches and parks. 

Last year’s campaign was the biggest ever, with an incredible 17,000 volunteers taking part in 364 clean-ups. Keep Wales Tidy are hoping to beat this total and make 2023 their most successful spring clean yet. They are calling on individuals, families, community groups, schools and businesses to get involved between 17 March and 2 April. 

Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive Owen Derbyshire will be rolling up his sleeves to carry out his own clean-ups with volunteers across the country. 

Owen said: 

“Our message this year is simple: even one bag can make a big difference. Whether you choose to clean up your own neighbourhood, your favourite beach, park or beauty spot - every piece of litter removed from the natural environment matters. 

“Litter picking is also a fun, free activity that can benefit your health, wellbeing, and sense of pride in your community. So go grab a litter picker, get outdoors and show some love for Wales this spring.”

Keep Wales Tidy has once again teamed up with every local authority for this year’s campaign which is part of Caru Cymru (a Welsh phrase meaning ‘Love Wales’) – an initiative to eradicate litter and waste.

To take part in Spring Clean Cymru, visit the Keep Wales Tidy website: www.keepwalestidy.cymru

Caru Cymru has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.