With 159 clean-ups, 2,270 participants and 2,521 bags of litter filled – Clean-up Aberdeen has officially wrapped up for 2016.
Clean-Up Aberdeen, led by Aberdeen City Council’s Environmental Services team, works to encourage the public to help tidy up their local area.
More than 2,000 volunteers from schools, universities, businesses, sports clubs and community groups have joined together at a series of events led by the Clean-Up Aberdeen team. Highlights for the project include last winter when around 500 people worked tirelessly to clear up Aberdeen beach in the wake of Storm Frank.
In March, the team joined the National Clean for the Queen campaign, which involved tidy ups across the city which saw parts of the old railway line cleared.
September saw Riverbank School, Adventure Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council take to the waters in canoes at Pot Heugh, near Wellington Road, to clear litter. The initiative focused on making the area beautiful for visitors.
Convener of Aberdeen City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee, Councillor Neil Cooney said: “Clean-up Aberdeen is a tremendous campaign that delivers real results for the city.
“Our public spaces are for everyone to enjoy and if we can influence a change in the litter dropping habits in the city with this campaign then we will be improving the quality of life for residents, visitors and also our city wildlife.
“Aberdeen City Council spends over £4 million each year on clearing litter from Aberdeen’s streets and open spaces. We have dozens of staff who work hard to keep our city clean, however, they can’t be everywhere at all times so these community efforts are to be applauded.”