Easter Saturday sees the tenth staging of the annual Litter Pick in Ballymacarbry and surrounding areas.
With the help of many locals, Cllr Michael J. O'Ryan has organised the event each year since 2009 in conjunction with Waterford City and County Council, Ballymacarbry Tidy Towns and An Taisce.
Locals will target stretches of the road between Clonmel and Dungarvan and surrounding areas including the Nire Valley, Fourmilewater, Kilmanahan, Russelstown, Touraneena and Ballinamult.
Cllr. O'Ryan notes that “litter has become a major issue in the last decade, featuring heavily at Comeragh District meetings and arguably overtaking roads as the most dominant issue.”
“The roads have become strewn with litter again and it is so obvious at this time of year.
On average 60-80 people gather for this event, which will take place between 9am and 12 noon on Saturday morning.
An average of 200 bags of rubbish a year are gathered. Afterwards a social occasion takes place, when volunteers enjoy refreshments courtesy of the Tidy Towns Committee.
Volunteers are asked to gather from 8.30am at the Community Centre in Ballymacarbry, and to bring along a high-vis vest and a litter picker if at all possible.
Motorists are requested to be vigilant while driving on the Clonmel-Dungarvan road on Saturday morning.