Renfrewshire Council

The Big Spring Clean 2019

The Big Spring Clean 2019

Unfortunately, due to Coronavirus, the Big Spring Clean didn't take place in 2020 - so here's a look back at 2019's successful event.

103 events. More than 1750 volunteers. More than 1850 bags of rubbish collected.

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who took part in litter picks as part of the Big Spring Clean 2019.


Below is a list of all the events which took place.

DateTimeTargeted AreaMeeting Point
23 March11amErskine (Erskine Community Garden)Newshot Island entrance
23 March1pmPaisley (Mossvale Clean Up team)Mossvale Square, Paisley
24 March10amHouston (Houston Litter Crew)Co-op, Houston
24 March10amRenfrew (Renfrew to Paisley, People and Nature Corridor)Wright Street, Renfrew
24 March3pmNethercraigs Road, Paisley (local volunteers)Corner of Nethercraigs Road and Limecraigs Crescent
29 March12noon - 4pmAbottsinch (Howden Compressors)Marchburn Drive
30 March10amHouston (Houston Litter Crew)Co-op, Houston
30 March10am - 12noon & 12noon - 2pmHowwoodHowwood Village Hall
30 March11amCorseford, Johnstone (volunteer group)Entrance to bus station, Cochranemill Road
30 March2pmPaisley (Darkwood Crew)Darkwood Crescent, Paisley
2 April1.30pmPaisley (Aldi)Aldi, Neilston Road Paisley
4 April10.30amPaisley (The Mirin Day Opportunities)Lagoon Leisure Centre
5 April10.30amLinwood (Milldale Day Opportunities)On-X
5 April2pm-4pmRenfrew Fire and Rescue volunteersRenfrew Fire Station
6 April10am - 12noon & 1pm - 3pmBishopton (Bishopton Community Council)Bishopton Community Centre
6 April1.30pmNeilston Road volunteersAldi, Neilston Road, Paisley
7 April10amHouston (Houston Litter Crew)Co-op, Houston
7 April10am - 12noon & 1pm - 3pmBishopton (Bishopton Community Council)Bishopton Community Centre
7 April1.30pmErskine (Erskine Community Garden)Erskine Beach, meet in car park
11 April10.30amPaisley (The Mirin Day Opportunities)Lagoon Leisure Centre
12 April10.30amLinwood (Milldale Day Opportunities)On-X
13 April10.30amCorseford, JohnstoneCorseford Keystore
14 April10amHouston (Houston Litter Crew)Co-op, Houston
14 April10amRenfrew (Renfrew to Paisley, People & Nature Corridor)Wright Street, Renfrew
14 April11amErskine (Erskine Community Garden)Barsail Primary - meet in car park
14 April10.30amRenfrew (Blytheswood Team)Blytheswood Swing Park, Renfrew
17 April10.30amPhoenix Retail Park, Linwood (McDonalds)Phoenix underpass at Pizza Hut
17 April10.30amPhoenix Retail park, Linwood (Arco Volunteers)Phoenix grass verges at entry to retail park
17 April1.30pmRenfrew Road, Paisley (McDonalds)McDonalds on Renfrew Road, Paisley
17 April2.30pmKing Street, Paisley and funeral premises (Goudie's)Goudie's Funeral Directors
17 April4pmSeedhill (Williamsburgh Housing Association)Williamsburgh Housing Association
18 April3pmPaisley town centre (Renfrewshire Council staff)Renfrewshire House
18 April10.30amPaisley (The Mirin Day Opportunities)Lagoon
19 April10.30amLinwood (Milldale Day Opportunities)On-X
20 April11amBridge of Weir clean upCo-op, Bridge of Weir
24 April10.30amFerguslie Park Housing AssociationTannahill Centre
25 April2pmPaisley Housing AssociationSpey Avenue swing park (on the Findhorn Avenue side)
25 April10.30amMilldale Day OpportunitiesOn-X, Linwood
27 April11amErskine (Erskine Community Garden)Erskine Waterfront, meet in car park
28 April10amHouston (Houston Litter Crew)Co-op, Houston
28 April1pmRenfrew (Renfrew White Cart River and Nature Spot along with Renfrew Rotary Club)Porterfield Road
28 April1pmShortroods, Paisley (Shortroods Community Clean Up Crew)Shortroods Road
28 April1.30pmPaisley (Foxbar & Brediland Community Garden & Environmental Project)Morar Drive bus stop
28 April1.45pmLochwinnoch (Lochwinnoch Community Council)Lochwinnoch Annex 
28 April2pm - 4pmKilbarchan (Kilbarchan Smile)Ewing Street car park

We'd want to say a big THANK YOU to the following schools and groups who took part in the Big Spring Clean 2019.

  • Johnstone High 
  • Howwood Primary 
  • Paisley Grammar
  • Gallowhill Primary
  • Renfrew High
  • St Fillan's Primary 
  • Trinity High 
  • Thorn Primary 
  • Lochfield Primary 
  • Gleniffer High
  • Bushes Primary
  • Woodlands Primary
  • St Charles Primary
  • Cochrane Castle Primary
  • East Fulton Primary
  • Bishopton Primary
  • Houston Primary
  • Our Place, Our Families in Renfrew
  • The Mirin Day Opportunities
  • Milldale Day Opportunities
  • Mossvale Primary
  • Lochwinnoch Primary
  • Heriot Primary
  • St Fergus Primary
  • Bargarran Primary
  • St Peter's Primary
  • Wallace Primary
  • Foxlea Early Learning and Childcare centre
  • St Andrew's Academy
  • Barsail Primary
  • Gryffe High
  • Lochwinnoch Primary

How do I get involved in future?

If you want to arrange a litter pick in your area, let us know about it and we'll provide you with all the equipment and advice you'll need to get your clean up off the ground. Afterwards, our StreetScene Team will come and take away any rubbish you've collected.

Tell us about your litter pick by emailing or call us on 0300 300 1375.