"I take part in the BIG Spring Clean to help rid my local area of unsightly litter. I hope others will be inspired to do the same when they see me, and get involved in local clean ups. The campaign highlights litter problems and discourages littering which I fully support." Donna Rainey, Volunteer
The BIG Spring Clean is Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful's flagship volunteering opportunity delivered through Live Here Love Here.
The programme supports local community clean-ups across all 11 council areas in Northern Ireland. It is Northern Ireland's fastest growing community clean-up volunteering campaign and is open to individuals, schools, community groups and businesses from all communities wishing to rid their streets of litter and discarded rubbish.
Big Spring Clean continues to be a growing campaign, in 2017 it mobilised over 111,000 volunteers to get involved in clean up events across Northern Ireland. Together we removed an amazing 141 tonnes of litter (that's equivalent to 77 family cars!) from our streets, coastal and rural areas.
The great thing about the BIG Spring Clean is that it provides a range of opportunities for volunteers including one-off events which require only a few hours of time. All sections of society can get involved.
The Live Here Love Here website provides an online network where volunteers can register their clean up events, get useful advice and information and find out about other events in their area.