Litter heroes joining forces for Autumn Clean Cymru


This September, environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy is calling on communities to ‘be part of the pick’ by getting involved in Autumn Clean Cymru.

The campaign, which was postponed in early spring due to Covid-19, is running between 11-27 September 2020. It will encourage the Welsh public to take part in small, socially distanced clean-ups to remove litter from streets, parks and beaches.

Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive Lesley Jones said:

“It has never been more important for our country to unite in the fight against litter. The pandemic has put pressure on usual services, such as bin emptying and litter picking, and we have seen a devastating increase in litter at some beauty spots since restrictions have eased. Autumn Clean Cymru is a chance for us all to pull together and make a difference to the environment on our doorstep.”

Nearly 100 clean-ups have already been registered for Autumn Clean Cymru. The campaign is part of the Great British September Clean and is supported by Wilko and McDonald’s.

Franchisee Ron Mounsey, who owns and operates sixteen McDonald’s restaurants across South Wales, said: “I’m so pleased that McDonald’s is able to take part in this fantastic campaign for another year. Although the events will inevitably look slightly different this year, we are as committed as ever to tackling litter and taking care of our local environment.”

Franchisee Ralph Parker, who owns and operates eight McDonald’s restaurants across Cardiff, said: “At a time like this, it’s important for us all to do our bit and help ensure Wales is a clean and enjoyable place for us all to live, work in and visit. I look forward to seeing the positive impact the events will have on our local communities.”

To ‘be part of the pick’ and get involved in Autumn Clean Cymru, visit the Keep Wales Tidy website: