The Big Spring Clean

LitterFreeDurham's annual community clean up campaign

The Big Spring Clean is LitterFree Durham’s annual campaign, operated and delivered by Durham County Council and Darlington Borough Council.
Both councils work in partnership with LitterFree Durham to plan and execute the campaign every year.
The aim of the campaign is to reduce the amount of litter in the county by engaging with as many members of the community as possible through litterpicking activities and education in schools accross the area.
The campaign was first launched in 2010 to further LitterFree Durham’s work on the Stop the Drop Campaign that had been promoted by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.  Since then it has grown year on year by attracting new groups and by maintaining engagement with previous participants.
If you would like more information about the big spring clean or you would like to be a part of the Big Spring Clean 2016 please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].
We provide everything you need for your litterpick, including hi-visibility vests, litterpicking sticks, and bag hoops. we also have a free volunteer guidelines document for your use whcih has some great advice on how to run a successful litterpicking event. to download the our volunteer guidelines, please click here .