World Cleanup Day
On 15 September 2018, volunteers and partners worldwide will come together to rid our planet of trash by cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets.
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by joining together. Its beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities, and including all levels of society – from citizens, to business, to government.
There are lots of ways to get involved with World Clean Up Day in Dublin but the best ways include joining an event list below or taking the step and create your own cleanup event.
- Dublin City Centre: Meet at St Stephen’s Green at 3 – 4.30 pm
- SICCDA in D8: Meet at Little Flower Centre, 11 Meath Street at 12 noon
- Tallaght LitterMugs: Meet at the Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght at 10am – 12pm
- JCI Dun Laoghaire: Meet at the Ferry Terminal at 12-3pm
- Edenmore: Meet at St. Monica’s Church at 12pm
- Dodder Action Group: River Dodder/Whitestown Stream, Killinarden, Tallaght at 12pm
- Monkstown TidyTowns: Meet at Salthill & Monkstown Railway Station at 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Phibsboro TidyTowns: Meet at Phibsboro Library at 10am – 12pm
The events in Dublin and other location please visit the Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/worldcleanupdayie
DIY – Clean Up
The five simple steps listed below can be used to help organise a Clean-Up:
- When & What time – Decide where you want to do it and what time, e.g. our local park at 12pm
- Okay Equipment – Contact your local council to okay it, get equipment and agree on a place to pick up the rubbish when you are finished.
- Get a partner/sponsor – Organise a thank-you partner like a drink at the local coffee shop or a little party
- Invite people you know, maybe create a Facebook event and link to this page, do a poster or make a video using logos and images
- Enjoy & share Enjoy it, share photos or videos online of your team and all the rubbish you collected and hashtag #worldcleanupday
Tips to stay safe and healthy on the day.
- Each volunteer should have, good gloves to keep their hands clean. Each group should have litter pickers and sacks. It recommended that you never touch litter even if are wearing gloves.
- High visibility clothing will help you be seen but it does not make you bullet proof. Stay off roads where possible. “Be Safe Be Seen”.
- Manual handling: Take your time and don’t do too much. If something is heavy don’t struggle; ask for help.
- Persons under 18 should be supervised. It is suggested that a ratio of at least one adult to every five children taking part.
- Take part in group and align yourself to your local cleanup event.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT is the only Community Electronic Recycling Social Enterprise in Dublin providing a neighbourhood collection service for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). During 2017 Recycle IT offered collection services to 90,000 homes, community groups and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE including monitors, computers, cookers and TV’s.
Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by Pobal, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.