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Council joins forces with McDonalds to tackle litter issue

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is joining forces with fast food giant McDonalds to help tackle the issue of takeaway litter across the Borough. As part of their 30 years in Northern Ireland celebrations, McDonalds has committed to a ’30 Parks in 30 Days’ campaign which will see their employees undertake 30 litter clean-ups in parks and nature areas across Northern Ireland throughout the 30 days of June.

Council will be supporting the three clean-ups taking place in the Borough at Hazelbank Park, Lilian Bland Park in Glengormley and The Junction, Antrim by providing staff, equipment and PPE as well as collecting and disposing of all the litter.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb said;

“I am delighted that Council is able to lend its support to this fantastic campaign. More than £2m is spent every year keeping our streets across the Borough clean and we are continuously pro-active in trying to reduce the impact of litter, but it still continues to be a challenge. As a key business with 3 restaurants in the Borough, it’s great to see organisations such as McDonalds taking action to address this serious issue.”

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