Clean Up Laois Week 17th to 21st April 2023
National Spring Clean has been operated by An Taisce since 1999 in partnership with the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government and local authorities throughout the country.
Laois County Council and their sponsors Bord na Mona are asking local communities to spring into action and join the fight against litter. Groups, communities, neighbours and friends are requested to register with the Environment Section to receive packs of bags, gloves and litter pickers and to tackle the issue of litter in their local areas. The collected litter will be gathered by Bord na Mona during the week commencing 24th April. This initiative is Ireland’s biggest and longest running anti-litter campaign and makes a real impact on local environments. Clean Up Laois Week last took place in 2022 and that year the county saw 103 groups registered and in excess of 1,700 volunteers taking part. We hope that 2023 will be as successful.
Each year this partnership approach to tackling the ongoing litter problem receives so much support from local residents, community groups, businesses and schools and is a testament to the community spirit that this initiative fosters. Laois County Council acknowledges the great work done by all groups involved and would encourage the public to be extra vigilant in their own areas, by reporting any litter offences, unauthorised waste collectors, or fly tipping on the confidential freephone litter hotline 1800 32 32 30.
Registration forms for this years event can be downloaded here: Clean up Laois Week 2023 Registration Form
There is an information booklet for hosting a clean up with handy tips and health and safety advise, you can download it here: Clean up Laois week booklet
Rota for Waste Collection
Please note that the collection of rubbish by Bord na Mona will be done in THE WEEK AFTER CLEAN UP, i.e. from Monday 24th April to Friday 28th April 2023. See rota below for details.
|Monday 24th April
|Tuesday 25th April
|Wednesday 26th April
|Thursday 27th April
|Friday 28th April
Pike of Rushall
Borris in Ossory