Salford Council is recruiting ‘Litter Heroes’ to help pick up as much litter as possible from local areas this week in aid of the Million Mile Mission.
Green spaces have been a big part of many people’s lockdowns and more people have enjoyed getting out into nature for exercise.
Join other #LitterHeroes and help your community spaces. You can loan litter pickers from us.
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The council has its own team of people who clean parks and streets seven days a week, but extra help is always needed.
Litter picking equipment will be provided to help collect and safely dispose of rubbish from local areas, with the encouragement to recycle as much as possible.
Linda O’Connell, Senior Service Development Officer at Salford Council, said: “If the average person walks one mile in 20 minutes, then you could travel three miles in an hour.
“If 250,000 people pledged to pick up litter for an hour and 20 minutes each, we would have litter picked for a million miles – that’s to the moon and back twice!”
Volunteers are encouraged to stay safe by keeping two metres from those not in your household, wearing a face covering and keeping to the latest government guidance.
You can share your photos and videos on social media using the hashtags #GBSpringClean and #millionmilemission.
To find out how to sign up, visit the Salford community clean-ups page.