Eastfield big community clean-up

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

During The Great Big Green Week later this month, a big community clean-up will take place in Eastfield on Friday 24 September, from 9am to 1pm.

The event will be a chance for neighbours, friends and local businesses to join together to clean up the area and show the pride they have in their community.

Volunteers who can spare time to help are invited to meet at Eastfield Community Centre on High Street from 9am onwards. Everyone is welcome, no matter how much time they can spare.

Equipment for litter picking and cleaning up streets and green spaces will be provided. Volunteer efforts will be boosted by our cleansing team with road sweeping vehicles and their high pressure cleaning machine.

Eight free skips will be available for the community to deposit rubbish and abandoned items they may have seen near their homes.

Residents who have unwanted household items outside their house and haven’t had chance to take them to the local recycling centre yet, can also make use of their nearest skip.

The skips will located at:

  • Path linking Westway and Dale Edge – closest to Westway/Manham Hill roundabout
  • Westway grassed area in front of Bankside Park and Holy Nativity Church
  • Merrydale - top end
  • Loaders Green and Ryefield Road junction
  • Eastfield Community Centre car park, High Street
  • Overdale and Gouldings Close junction
  • Eastway Flats, off Eastway
  • Beech Walk - area of former Beyond Housing garages

Asbestos, liquid chemicals, wet concrete, compressed gas bottles and commercial waste cannot be placed in the skips. Electrical and white goods can be deposited by the side of the skips and will be collected separately. There will be people at the community centre on the morning of the clean-up to answer queries about the use of the skips.

After the event, the skips will be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Site at Seamer Carr. The waste will be sorted, with as much as possible sent for recycling to minimise waste to landfill.

A collection service will operate for anyone physically unable to take large items to one of the skips. Residents in this position should call RB Recycling before Friday 24 September on 01723 582589 to arrange for their unwanted items to be collected on the morning of the clean-up.

Eastfield Big Community Clean-up is jointly organised by Scarborough Borough Council, Eastfield Town Council, Beyond Housing, Keep Scarborough Tidy Group and other organisations within the Eastfield PACT partnership.

Free refreshments will be provided for all volunteers. This will include a light breakfast before the start of the event, which will be served from 8.30am at Eastfield Community Centre. 

Further information about the event is available from Billa Duggal on 01723 232445 or Councillor Tony Randerson on 07926 226904.

Councillor Tony Randerson, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and Eastfield ward councillor, said:

"This is a worthwhile opportunity for those living and working in Eastfield to come together to spruce up the community, meet new people and play an important part in The Great Big Green Week.
 
"I know the pride the residents of Eastfield have in their area so I’m hoping for some great results on the day.
 
"The event is just one of the many initiatives of the Eastfield PACT Partnership to improve the lives of the local community, which we are very proud to support and be a part of."