Tired of looking at bits of plastic bags, bottles, cable ties and all manner of trash along your road? All too often the focus is on our towns and villages when really it’s the litter strewn across our countryside that brings our clean, green image down to a new low. The Roundwood and District Community Council are organising a Parish wide clean up this year on the 14th of April & are seeking your assistance in your particular area.
Now it’s time for action! In association with the An Taisce Spring Clean initiative Roundwood and Moneystown are making plans to have a major clean up on all the highways and byways of the area. Saturday 14th of April is the designated day when all residents of the area are encouraged to head out their gates and pick any litter to be seen between their house and the next. Pass on the refuse sack to the next able bodied neighbour until the last resident or representative of your road hits Roundwood village where all the bags will be collected and brought for recycling or to landfill.
It’s a great time of year to do this as the hedgerow vegetation is low and the litter that is embedded in the ditches is all too visible. If you can’t do the 14th of April – any time this month is perfect! Where it’s practical all plastics, glass and other recyclables should be bagged together for recycling. If your bag gets too heavy, no sweat – just call and to arrange collection by a local volunteer.
Please note you are responsible for your own safety on the roads. So ‘Be Safe Be Seen’ by wearing a hi-vis jacket please.
There was a great response from the community of Roundwood and Moneystown to this initiative in 2016. If you would like to get involved this year please email firstname.lastname@example.org , leave a message on the Roundwood.ie Facebook page or telephone 087 2551579 or 086 8055040. There are a limited number of litter pickers but plenty of refuse sacks/recycling bags available. If you are new to the area or would like to tackle a litter black spot do get in contact ~ it’s a great way to meet the neighbours too! #SpringClean18 #NSC