National Spring Clean

National Spring Clean - Covid-19 Update

National Spring Clean 2020 can go ahead from 8th June onwards in-keeping with government guidelines.


  • Only small groups to take part (exact number to be specified when further guidance on phase 2 of roadmap is given)
  • Strict 2m social distance maintained
  • Stay within your 20km radius (as will be allowed by 8th June)
  • Hand sanitising essential before and after the clean-up
  • Use your own gloves, and don’t share your litter picker if you’re using one
  • Make sure gloves/ litter pickers are clean before/ after clean up
  • Do not collect any discarded PPE or tissue paper.

To Get Involved

Tidy Towns Committees, Schools, societies or any group of people coming together in order to tackle litter will receive assistance from an Taisce and Sligo County Council.  Your support and leadership is needed to get actively involved in this clean-up campaign.  To organize an event in your area, simply register with An Taisce on or call 01 4002219 with details of your name, address, Telephone Number and how many volunteers are in your group. 

This year Sligo County Council will supply clear bags to groups that have registered with An Taisce.  Please note that only clear bags will be collected and any other bags, including coloured An Taisce bags, will not be picked up.

Sligo County Council will provide hand-held litter pickers to all groups at a reduced cost of €3 each.  We will also provide tabards and gloves while stocks last.

Please advise Sligo County Council of your intended efforts before your group commences the clean-up so that we can arrange for collection of bags, if applicable. 

You can contact Environment Section at 071 9111457 for further information and to arrange collection of bags.