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Adopt A Spot Northern Ireland

Volunteer with Live Here Love Here and help us make positive changes to where we live.

Volunteering brings fulfillment to your life, connects you to others and is good for the body and mind. Why not give back to your local community while doing your bit for the environment!

Get involved!

Live Here Love Here offers a range of rewarding volunteer opportunities to support groups and individuals, like you, who want to take environmental action into their own hands. Get involved in our various programmes and campaigns which take place throughout the year - from The BIG Spring Clean in spring, Healthy Oceans Health Minds in autumn, to Adopt A Spot which runs all year round. 

You can also check out our Events Calendar to see if there's an event happening in your local area.

Organise your own clean-up event

Why not bring your community together to clean up a local area in need of a little TLC? Whether you're planning a one-off event or a monthly activity, registering your event with Live Here Love Here is the first step to turning your idea into reality. 

Once you've decided where and when you'd like to do your clean up, simply follow this guide to register your event:

  • Get started by creating a Live Here Love Here profileIf you already have a profile, log in here.
  • Once logged in, select 'My Profile' on the green banner and fill in your contact details to complete your profile.
  • Under 'Profile Management', you will see '+ Add new event'. Click this and register your event. Please note that you must fill in your details in 'My Profile' to create an event.

Once your event is registered, it will automatically be shared on the Events Calendar, allowing everyone to see what is happening in their area. After your event has taken place, you can input the number of volunteers that got involved, the number of bags collected and the duration of the event. The website will tally the results of all the events you register!

For a successful clean up event, please access the Clean Up Health & Safety Pack, which includes a template risk assessment and our Hints & Tips Booklet:

Clean Up Health & Safety Pack

Council contacts

Get in contact with your local council in advance of your clean-up event for support with waste collection and landowners' permission, if required. Participating councils want to hear about your event and may be able to provide additional equipment and resources. Our list of contacts makes it easy for you to speak to the right person, so have a look below!


Council Contact

 Tel. Number

 Email Address

Antrim & Newtownabbey

Leanne Smits 

028 94463113


Ards & North Down

 Alastair Kerr

0300 013 3333


Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon

Kate Campbell

0300 0300 900


Belfast City

Community Cleansing

028 9032 0202


Causeway Coast & Glens

Fiona Watters

028 7034 7034


Derry City & Strabane

Yvonne Lecky

028 7034 7034


Fermanagh & Omagh

Emmett Brogan

028 7125 3253


Lisburn City and Castlereagh

Waste Education Group  

028 92447300


Mid & East Antrim

Barry Tapster

0300 124 5000


Mid Ulster

John Murtagh

0300 032 132


Newry, Mourne & Down

Liam Dinsmore   

0300 013 2233



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