Glitterpick cleans up hundreds of bags of rubbish

Hundreds of bags of litter were picked up by teams as they blasted through a 24-hour litterpick in Aberdeen.

The Glitterpick, which was organised by Aberdeen City Council’s environmental team and was designed to help make the city sparkle more in the summer months, resulted in about 300 black bin bags full of rubbish.

The teams managed all 24 hours in 24 different locations on 24 June with the weather ranging from glorious sunshine to heavy downpours.

Aberdeen City Council Communities, Housing and Infrastructure convener Councillor Neil Cooney said: “It was great day although the people taking part got soaked at the beginning and the end!

“The Glitterpick was fantastic as it pulled lots of people together from different groups all over the city helping to tidy up their local community.

“Everyone has a responsibility not to drop litter and put rubbish into the proper recycling bins to ensuring Aberdeen is kept clean and green and when people make a bit extra effort, you can see the effect this has.

“You don’t even need to take part in an event such as the Glitterpick – you can make a difference by putting rubbish into a bin in your area rather than expecting someone else to do it.

“The Glitterpick made such a big difference to lots of communities across the city so well done to everyone who took part.”

The groups taking part included Aberdeen Inspired, different teams from the council’s environmental service, Powis residents, Friends of Seaton Park, Oldmachar Academy, Bridge of Don Academy, Braehead Primary, Kittybrewster Primary, Hanover Primary, Tillydrone Community Flat, Riverbank School, Northfield Academy, Hazlehead Primary, Airyhall Primary, AUSA, Friends of Union Terrace Gardens, Marine Lab, DolphinWatch, Aberdeen Boat Club, Ruthrieston Residents’ Association, Friends of Duthie Park, and Friends of Aberdeen Beach (FAB).

For more details, or to get help organising an event, call 03000 200 292, or email cleanaberdeen@aberdeencity.gov.uk. More information is also available from Clean up Aberdeen on Facebook www.facebook.com/Clean-Up-Aberdeen, or from the website www.cleanupscotland.com/