'This is my Doncaster' is a campaign all about getting local people to take pride in their community.
The council doesn’t have the massive financial resources needed to keep everywhere spotless, and it already costs us £500,000 each year to pick up dumped rubbish and dropped litter.
The only way we are going to make a positive impact to protect the environment is by working together with local people.
This year we were blown away by the support from everyone – volunteers, local authorities, charities and businesses – for the Great British Spring Clean, which was due to be held 20 March - 13 April.
However, with our first priority to make sure everyone stays safe and well, this year’s Great British Spring Clean was postponed until September due to Covid-19.
If you've previously registered; Keep Britain Tidy have published their frequently asked questions about postponement. The Great British September Clean is bigger than ever and we want you to do your bit. The campaign will see everyone taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.
As part of our ‘This is my Doncaster – Keep it Clean’ campaign; Doncaster Council staff and volunteers regularly hold action days to blitz local areas. In conjunction with the Keep Britain Tidy the council is looking for even more willing volunteers to donate whatever time they have to help clean up litter from streets and parks while recycling as much as possible.
To ensure that the campaign complies with current Government guidance in relation to Covid-19, the campaign has been amended slightly to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Please read Keep Britain Tidy clean up guidance in relation to coronavirus.
• 36 clean ups took place
• 800 bags of rubbish were collected
• 450 willing volunteers got involved
• Up to 650,000 people are expected to participate nationwide
• Register your support on the 'Keep Britain Tidy' website or email email@example.com
• Share your social media posts and photos with firstname.lastname@example.org or our @MyDoncaster social media accounts using the #GBSpringClean hashtag
Frequently asked questions
How can I get involved?
What is pledging?
There's usually a public event. Can't I join that?
Does it cost anything?
Feel free to treat yourself to a well-earned brew after though!
Where can I get equipment from?
Who will collect the bags that I have filled?
How long does a litter pick take?
What are the health benefits to litter picking?
What should I wear?
Do I need to bring anything?
Can I bring my dog/pet along?
What age do I have to be or can children attend?
Do I have to stay for the full length of the event?
Why don’t the council pick up the rubbish; why rely on volunteers?
Where does the waste go?
A Guide to Planning Your #GBSpringClean Clean-Up (by Keep Britain Tidy)
Our campaign in the fight against litter, fly-tipping and environmental crime continues, and street scene teams are planning some more action weeks very soon which we will keep you informed about. The purpose of these is to target hotspot areas and encourage communities to get involved in cleaning up their neighbourhoods and taking pride in their area. Since we re-launched our campaign last November, the number of residents contacting us for litter picking equipment has increased.
Show your support
If you fancy helping out by collecting litter while walking the dog or while taking a stroll with the kids, we can support you by sending free equipment like litter pickers and bin bags, and will also dispose of all the waste you collect. Just email email@example.com if you want to help out!
Or, if you want to show your support for the campaign by requesting a 'This is my Street' window sticker, send us an email and one can be sent to you free of charge.
Get in touch through social media via @MyDoncaster and share with us your photos, videos and posts to help raise of the event.