Volunteer litter pickers are being recruited across the region by BBC Radio Manchester to help keep their communities clean and tidy.

The radio station is appealing for individuals, groups, businesses and schools to join in their summer litter pick campaign, ‘Don’t Mess with Manchester!’ The aim is to help clean-up the region’s streets, parks and neighbourhoods across one weekend in June (21-23).

People are being asked to pledge their commitment to take part by 10 June and will be tasked with organising their own litter picks in the areas where they live, work and socialise.

BBC Radio Manchester would like volunteers to monitor how much litter they collect over the weekend as well as sorting out items that can be recycled.  Everyone who takes part will be asked to send in their rubbish bag tally.

Among those who’ve already pledged their support are the Horwich, Ramsbottom and Tottington Litter Picking groups, the Co-Op academy and David Luke uniform supplier, as well as lots of individuals who want a cleaner community.

Kate Squire, managing editor of BBC Radio Manchester, said: “People are rightly proud and passionate about where they live in Greater Manchester. And we’re hoping to inspire them to take action to keep their communities clean and litter-free. Please join us.”


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