Over 1,300 residents took part in Doncaster Council’s litter pick initiative

Doncaster Council has revealed the statistics for the success of this year’s litter picking campaign.
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Each year, the council promotes the Great British Spring Clean, a national initiative which was created by charity group Keep Britain Tidy.

The event saw litter picking events take place across the borough with residents and politicians getting involved.

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One of the largest events was Armthorpe Litter Pick (pictured) which saw Dame Rosie Winterton MP and parish councillors take part.

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In a Twitter post, the council revealed:

  • 70 litter pick events were held
  • 1,500 bags of litter were collected
  • 1,300 people volunteered
  • 1,100 miles were walked in total
  • 997 litter pickers were loaned out
  • 423 hi vis vests were loaned out

Doncaster Council wrote: “Thank you to everybody who took part in this year’s Great British Spring Clean. Dozens of schools, businesses, community groups and volunteers have done the borough – and themselves – proud.

“Their hard work has helped to keep Doncaster a clean space for all to enjoy!”