Community Cleanup / Spring Clean

  • How do I go about organising a Community Clean-Up or Spring Clean?

    If your resident's association or community group would like to organise a clean-up of your area, Galway City Council can assist by providing bags and gloves and arranging to pick up the waste collected as a result of the clean-up exercise.

    There is no charge for the service, but Resident's Associations must register with Galway City Council before hand.


  • Does Galway City Council supply Bags & Gloves for clean-ups?

    Once you register for a Spring Clean, bags & gloves can be collected from the Customer Service Desk in City Hall.


  • Can Galway City Council provide litter pickers for the clean-up?

    Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints, we do not have litter pickers available for Spring Clean purposes at the moment.


  • How can I dispose of rubbish/waste collected as part of the clean-up?

    Once the spring clean is complete, the organiser should contact Galway City Council's Customer Service dept to notify them of the following information so that the waste will be collected:

    • number of bags to be collected,
    • exact address from which the bags are to be collected from
    • type of waste contained in the bags.

    Collection of Spring Clean waste usually takes place on a Wednesday. Spring clean waste collections requests should be communicated to the Customer Service department before 12pm on the Tuesday of the week that the collection is required.

    Please ensure that any waste collected is securely bagged.

    The customer service team can be contacted at or by telephone 091-536400


  • What kind of waste will Galway City Council collect as part of a Community Clean-Up?

    Grass, tree/bush trimmings and green waste can be put into Spring Clean bags. General litter can also be put into Spring Clean bags, but this waste should be placed in separate bags to the green waste.