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National Spring Clean Programme An Taisce

National Spring Clean programme

1 April 30 April

Registrations for National Spring Clean 2024 are OPEN!

National Spring Clean is Ireland’s most popular, well recognized and successful anti-litter initiative. Taking place during the whole month of April and now in its 25th year, the campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter, by actually conducting clean ups in their own local environment. 

  • Encourage clean-ups throughout the whole month of April
  • Galvanise the practices of recycling and re-use where possible
  • Increase the number of events and participants
  • Promote personal responsibility for litter
  • Heighten awareness of litter and waste issues


In 1999, 1,732 clean-up events were registered with An Taisce and an estimated 155,000 people took part in these events.

In 2023, 5,640 groups registered to carry out clean-ups throughout the country – Volunteers who participated in the Spring Clean 2023 collected an estimated 2,600 tonnes of litter.

The effort and enthusiasm of the National Spring Clean volunteers has ensured the campaign’s real triumph and success. As National Spring Clean has become a fixed date on the school and community calendar, this partnership can hopefully look forward to an even greater success for many years to come.