Background

On Good Friday, 3rd of April 2015 a massive clean-up day in both Limerick City and County took place. This was known as Team Limerick Clean-up (‘TLC’).We urged everyone to sign up and make their community spotless and as a result, over 10,000 people participated in what turned out to be Ireland’s largest ever one day clean-up! Due to TLC’s success, TLC2 took place on Good Friday 25th March 2016 where the number of volunteers grew by over 3,000!

The TLC initiative is sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and is spearheaded by Paul O’Connell, Limerick City and County Council co-ordinates with the support of Mr Binman; the Limerick Leader and Live 95FM. Team Limerick Clean-up is one of the most exciting campaigns ever to hit Limerick, and we are delighted that the people of Limerick come out in force to do their bit to clean up the environment. The event only requires a few hours of everyone’s time on Good Friday and getting involved is great fun as well as very worthwhile.

Following the huge success of the Team Limerick Clean-up over the past two years, which secured widespread national and regional media coverage, Team Limerick Clean-up3 (TLC3) is set to take place again this year on Good Friday, 14th April 2017. You can now register on our website. Once again the TLC steering group will be encouraging volunteers of all ages to register and get involved in this year’s campaign.TLC3 is appealing to all fast food outlets convenience stores, service stations and haulage drivers across the city and county of Limerick to support TLC3 by organizing their own clean up teams and encouraging their customers to dispose of waste responsibly and to get involved.

Litter

Significantly down on last year. This year we collected just over 68 tonnes of litter which would equate to approx. 2,600 household wheelie bins of rubbish. Down significantly on last year’s figures. Feedback from group leaders would be that they covered the same areas but there was less litter there than in previous years – so it is working!

Travel

A lot more of the City & County involved so Mr Binman travelled over 1,200 km on Good Friday with collection crews. That is the equivalent of driving from Limerick to Edinburgh and back again –

Pick Up Locations

Groups were well organised this year and there were 244 individual locations across the City & County which Mr Binman collected from.

Our Partners

Statistics for Team Limerick Clean-up Day 2017


500 Groups
16,779 Volunteers
298 Coffee Gatherings
9,000 Coffee Attendees