Caru Cymru

Join us: 15 to 31 March

This spring, we’re calling on you to help protect the environment as even small acts on your doorstep make a big difference.

We’re looking to inspire thousands of #LitterHeroes across Wales to join forces to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, green spaces and beaches.

The message is simple: the environment belongs to everyone. Join in and pledge to pick up as much litter as you can during the campaign. You might choose to pick up just one bag, or you could set yourself a goal of collecting as many as you can.

Last year, an incredible 7,000 #LitterHeroes collected more than 4,000 bags of litter and recycling. Can we do even better in 2024? We think so.

Whether you’re an avid litter picker or this is your first time joining us, pledge to pick up a bag – or more – today.

Why Spring Clean?

Not only does litter cost Wales roughly £70 million to remove each year, but it also has devastating effects on our marine and local wildlife. The RSPCA reports on average receiving 14 calls a day about animals affected by litter, with calls spiking in the summer months.

Litter picking is also a fun, free event that can benefit your health, wellbeing, and sense of pride in your community.

Everyone deserves to live in a community they can be proud of but according to UK figures, less than half of  adults (43%) currently agree that they feel proud of their community.

The good news is that litter picking is a simple action that anyone can do to make an immediate and visible difference to their area.

Calling all schools!

The Great Big School Clean is back!

At Keep Wales Tidy, we firmly believe no one is too small to make a big difference. That’s why, as part of Spring Clean Cymru, we’re encouraging schools to get involved in the Great Big School Clean.

They can hold a clean-up (or several clean-ups) anytime between 15 and 31 March, collecting as much litter as they can.

There are even special Great Big School Clean resources, ideas and activities for schools taking part.

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Helpful information and resources

We want to ensure that you stay safe, can shout about what you’re doing and report what you find. Click on the boxes below to access all the information and resources you need to have a great Spring Clean Cymru event.

Planning your clean-up

All the information you need to organise a safe event.

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Promoting your clean-up

Free publicity materials to help you shout about your event.

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Share you litter findings

Use our quick and easy reporting system to tell us what you found and how much litter you collected.

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Where are other clean-ups taking place?

Visit the map to see when and where other clean-ups are happening.

Go to the map