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BIG Spring Clean

The BIG Spring Clean 2023

The BIG Spring Clean is Northern Ireland's biggest volunteer clean-up. We need your help to make it happen!

The BIG Spring Clean 2023 takes place between 01 March to 30 April and is open to individuals, schools, groups and businesses from all communities who want to rid their local environment of litter.

To get involved, you can:

  1. Take part in a clean-up - check out what's on near you.
  2. Organise your own clean-up and get your community involved. Sign up to Adopt A Spot and request a free Clean-Up kit. Ask your local council for some help - check out our Council Contacts. Read our Hints and Tips booklet for some helpful info.
  3. Add your signature to keep up to date with all upcoming Live Here Love Here opportunities.

Create a profile to register an event

Live Here Love Here 2023 clean-up events

March 2023

Ardglass (Newry, Mourne and Down) | 16 March, 9.30am

Portavogie (Ards and North Down) | 25 March, 9.30am

Rathfriland (Armagh City, Banbridge, Craigavon) | 25 March, 10am

Dundonald (Lisburn and Castlereagh) | 30 March, 5pm

April 2023

Kilkeel (Newry, Mourne and Down) | 01 April, 2pm

Larne (Mid and East Antrim) | 05 April, 6pm

Crumlin (Antrim and Newtownabbey) | 08 April, 10am

Moira (Lisburn and Castlereagh) | 10 April, 12pm

Enniskillen (Fermanagh and Omagh) | 13 April, 11am

Belfast (Belfast City) | 16 April, 10.30am

Armagh (Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon) | 21 April, 10am

Glenarm Marina (Mid & East Antrim) | 21 April, 10.30am

Glenarm Marina (Mid & East Antrim) | 21 April, 3.30pm

Ballygally (Mid & East Antrim) | 22 April, 10am

Magherafelt (Mid Ulster) | 22 April, 10am

Drumahoe (Derry City and Strabane) | 22 April, 10.30am

Ballyhalbert (Ards and North Down) | 22 April, 10am (amended)

Lisnaskea (Fermanagh & Omagh) | 29 April, 11am

Carrickfergus (Mid & East Antrim) | 30 April, 10.30am

Supporting your event

We have put together a BIG Spring Clean pack to help you organise and promote your event. This includes everything from social-media graphics to an A4 poster and an easily customised press release.

We’d love to support your #BIGSpringClean activities on our social-media page, too. Just send us a message on Facebook or a quick email to Lynda Surgenor.

Download Your BIG Spring Clean Pack


The BIG Spring Clean is sponsored by Belfast Harbour Commissioners and supported by DAERA, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, RES Group, 10 local council partners and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.