OLDHAM COUNCIL is calling on every resident to pick up at least one piece of rubbish every day – and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a special prize if you do.
The council is supporting #1PieceofRubbish, a social media-based initiative which is encouraging every person to pick up one piece of rubbish each day.
The population of Oldham is more than 230,000 so if each resident picked up just one piece of rubbish each day it would make a huge difference.
Oldham Council is running a competition on Twitter to support the initiative during October 2017 and anyone who picks up a piece of litter and follows the guidelines will be entered into a prize draw.
The winner will receive a three-month premium all-inclusive membership to Oldham Community Leisure (OCL). This will give you access to any OCL facility including; Oldham Sports Centre, Chadderton Wellbeing Centre, Saddleworth Pool and Leisure Centre, Failsworth Sports Centre and Royton Sports Centre.
Every working day in October they will also pick up a piece of rubbish and post a picture on Twitter, then nominate a person or organisation in Oldham to do the same.
Ruth Major, an Oldham resident, champions the #1PieceofRubbish campaign and not only picks up rubbish in Oldham but travels around the country cleaning up after people.
She said: “Become the change you wish to see. Pick up 1 Piece of Rubbish today and every day and become part of a sea of change.”
Here’s how to enter the #1PieceofRubbish competition:
- Pick it up – in front of your house, office, college, park etc
- Take a photo – or a selfie, or a video, which includes the rubbish you’ve picked up
- Throw it in a bin – It can be yesterday’s paper, last night’s fast food or fizzy drinks cans
- Post it on Twitter – Using the #1PieceofRubbish hashtag and where you have picked it up. Then challenge five friends to do the same
There is no limit on how many times you can enter; we want you all to pick up as many pieces of rubbish as possible.
Cllr Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader, said: “This is a fantastic initiative and I’m a big fan of the work Ruth has already been doing.
“It’s a great example of how we can all make significant change when everyone does their bit.
“So I’m urging you, next time you’re walking down the street and you see a piece of rubbish, put it in a bin. It really will make a huge difference.
“When you enter the competition, have a bit of fun with your post and see if you can make us laugh. We’ll give you a retweet if you do.
“This is not something that ends in October. #1PieceofRubbish is an initiative we have a long-term commitment to. We also hope it will make people think twice about not dropping litter in the first place.”
Everyone who takes part during the month of October 2017 will be entered into a prize draw and the winner will be chosen at random on November 1.
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