Person picking up a plastic drinks bottle as part of a litter pick.

Mold Plastic Reduction is spearheading Mold Spring Clean on Saturday 18 May (10am to 2pm).

Working with Mold Town Council, Keep Wales Tidy and Flintshire County Council’s Streetscene service, litter-picking volunteers are invited to let us know via that you’ll be coming along to the Daniel Owen Centre to collect litter-picking equipment (grabber, bags, hoop etc) and devote an hour or two.

Volunteers will be working in pairs, putting recyclables and non-recyclables into separate bags – you’ll be given a simple summary of what’s what before you set off.

The 2024 Mold Spring Clean aims to shift our focus towards recycling as much litter as possible during the event. Shockingly, over 60% of litter could be recycled, yet recycling targets set by the Welsh Government remain a challenge for Flintshire.

Mold Spring Clean is a visible reminder for us all not only to increase recycling efforts by taking litter home to recycle, but also to prevent littering altogether. Once litter is on the ground, it often becomes contaminated and cannot be recycled.

Stephen Maund, speaking on behalf of Mold Plastic Reduction, said: “On the day of Mold Spring Clean, we will clean and quantify the recyclable waste with a special eye on single-use plastics.”

Let’s work together to make Mold’s Spring Clean 2024 the most successful yet by recycling for a cleaner, greener future. Just pop a quick email to say you’ll be joining us so we can be confident we’ll cover the whole of Mold. Thank you!