Guidelines for the participants
WHEN AND WHAT TIME?
The Big Cleanup will take place on Saturday, 22nd April, from 9 to 15 in Latvia.
You can get to know your cleanup site at the nearest municipality asking Site Leader of the Big Cleanup or check it at www.talkas.lv in section “Registered / organized cleanup sites”. There you can view all officially registered cleanup sites organized by the most active municipalities, education institutions, organizations, companies and volunteers. On 22nd April you can join any of these cleanup sites.
Each registered / organized cleanup site has its own Site Leader. write down his/her telephone number just in case!
WHERE TO RECEIVE WASTE BAGS?
This year waste bags of the Big Cleanup are white and participants will be able to receive those free of charge only on the 22nd April at all cleanup sites registered at www.talkas.lv. Waste shall be collected only in these bags and it is not possible to receive them anywhere else. Additional information will be provided by the Site Leaders.
WHERE TO LEAVE THE FULL BAGS?
Each municipality is responsible for collection and transportation of the waste bags of the Big Cleanup. Please leave the full bags ONLY at the registered cleanup site and inform the Site Leader. In case of enquiries please call the cleanup coordinator of your municipality.
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH SUSPICIOUS WASTE AND DEAD ANIMALS?
If during the cleanup you see used syringes, bottles with chemical or indefinable liquids, accumulators, as well as other dangerous waste – do not touch them! Inform the Site Leader about the location of such waste! If you find a dead animal during the cleanup in nature or town – do not touch it but inform the municipality. If you see more than two injured or dead animals, notify the operative service by telephone 112.
WHAT TO WEAR?
During the cleanup use work gloves! We recommend wearing trousers and shirt of jacked with long sleeves. Foot-wear should be closed-toe, with a hard, thick sole to protect your feet from glass or sharp objects. Put on a hat or scarf. These clothes will protect you also from ticks.
WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU?
When going to the cleanup take work gloves with you, as well as your family, friends, relatives, colleagues, neighbours and the most important – working spirit!
SEE YOU ON THE 22nd OF APRIL!
P.S. We would also like to invite you not only to collect waste during the Big Cleanup but also do other things – plant trees, create wonderful flowerbeds, to landscape yards, construct bird cages, restore fences, benches, bridges... Let’s live beautiful lives! May you and the others be joyful! Clean Latvia begins in your head!