This weekend, Tallinners can get involved in a series of community clean-ups and help make the city cleaner as part of the Let's Do It campaign. Helping hands are welcome in Põhja-Tallinn, Haabersti, Kesklinn, Nõmme and Kristiine districts, and activities take place on Friday and Saturday.
"As every spring, district governments, institutions and
organisations are again organising a series of clean-up
activities in cooperation with local residents who care about
the cleanliness of their neighbourhoods. As the community
clean-ups have progressed, the interest in taking part in these
events has grown year on year," said Deputy Mayor Vladimir
Svet, adding that the events are also a good way to
discover the green spaces in one’s neighbourhood. "Each and
every person who visits Tallinn's many green spaces has an
important role to play in keeping them clean and beautiful.
Many thanks to everyone who contributes their time and energy!"
In the districts of Mustamäe, Pirita and Lasnamäe, the
community clean-ups were already organised in April, but others
are still to come.
The Haabersti district will be hosting a series of
clean-ups on Friday and Saturday, organised by the district
government, the youth centre, district associations and active
- On Friday, 6 May, starting at 10am, the Haabersti district
government will clean up the woodland behind Saku Suurhall,
starting from Mõisapõllu street behind Saku Suurhall. Gloves
and bin bags will be provided by the district government.
- Young people are invited to the
Haabersti Youth Centre's community clean-up on Friday
from 1pm to 5pm in the courtyard at Õismäe tee 24. There will
be activities that include work, education and fun: building
an insect shelter for the youth centre, putting up a
birdhouse, tidying up the yard, sowing meadow flowers, and
finally having a meal together. Wear comfortable clothes and
bring good spirits. All are welcome, no need to register.
- On Saturday 7 May, starting at 10am, there will be a
clean-up day in the forest areas of the Astangu region.
The meeting point will be behind 21/3 Astangu street by the
stream, where participants will also be provided with gloves
and bin bags.
- On Saturday at 10am, the Kakumäe Society will start the
Kakumäe clean-up. Each participant can choose the place
they want to clean up, whether it's their own street, a
forest, the seashore or a bus stop. If needed, you can get
bin bags and gloves from the organiser. A garbage container
will also be provided and, if necessary, help will be given
with transporting the litter to the container. When the work
is done, soup will be served. Registration is required for
the Kakumäe clean-up. The society will also be cleaning up
the coastal defence barracks at the top of the Kakumäe
peninsula, starting at 10am. The meeting point is at the top
of the peninsula by the Kakumäe road.
- On Saturday at 11am, the Veskimetsa-Mustjõe Society will be
organising a series of clean-ups in the Veskimetsa and Mustjõe
areas. Gathering is at 10.45 at the village square at Tarna 4.
The area around the village square as well as freely chosen
places in the settlement will be cleaned. The district
government will bring a garbage container to the corner of
Kõrgepinge and Piibelehe streets and will provide the
participants with bin bags. Other tools and gloves should be
brought along. Around 1pm, soup will be served in the village
square. In case of rain, the clean-up will not take place.
Põhja-Tallinn is welcoming everyone on Saturday, 7 May
at 12 noon to clean up the Paljassaare waste ground next to the
properties Laevastiku 3b and Paljassaare põik 15. The meeting
point is in the parking area in front of Laevastiku 3b. The
clean-up is organised by the district government in cooperation
with the Land Board of Estonia. Garbage bags, shovels and
wheelbarrows will be provided by the district government, but
participants are also welcome to bring personal tools and
gloves. After the clean-up, the district government will have a
ditch dug on the property to prevent access by cars and thus
reduce littering. You can register on the
Let’s Do It website.
In the Kristiine district, there will also be a series
of clean-ups on 7 May, supported by the district government
with tools, man labour and garbage removal. Residents of the
Järve neighbourhood are invited to the courtyards of the
properties Järve 48 and Tuisu 17 at 10am, where the green areas
around their homes will be cleaned up. In cooperation with the
cadets of the Defence Academy, a clean-up of the Tondipoiste
statue and the Tondi Military School Memorial (Tondi street 55)
will take place on Saturday from 12 noon to 2pm. The kick-off
in Kristiine will take place on Thursday 5 May at the Lille
settlement on Vaarika street, where the clean-up will start at
There will be more activities in Kristiine district next week.
On Friday, 13 May, from 10am-12pm, clean-ups will take place in
the Tondi settlement at Seebi street yards (30a, 34 and 36b),
with planting flowers and other maintenance work. In the
evening, from 7pm to 8pm, Jüri Homenja will give a concert in
the courtyard of Seebi 34 and there will also be activities for
children. On Saturday, 14 May, from 12 noon to 2pm, there will
be a community clean-up at Keemia 41 and Sõstra 1a and
from 5pm to 6.30pm, the band Regatt will perform in the
courtyard of Sõstra 1a.
The Kesklinn district government will organise a
clean-up with its staff on Friday 6 May, starting at 2pm, in
the area between the Linnahall and the Harbour. On Saturday, 7
May, there will be an extensive clean-up of the Järve forest
health trail, where young people from the Central City Youth
Centre will clean up the woodland, and in the Luite settlement,
where the ditches along the Tallinn-Väike railway line will be
cleared of waste.
The work will also continue in Kesklinn next week - on Thursday
12 May, disc golf enthusiasts will tidy up the disc golf park
at Viljandi mnt 13d and the surrounding area to prepare it for
the season. The same day, planting workshops will take place in
Tuvi Park, enriching the park area with a variety of flowers
and plants. All the activities will be organised with the help
of the district government, which will provide the equipment
and garbage removal.
The Nõmme district government already held the event in
April, but there are still many more to come, led by other
institutions and organisations, and all helpful Nõmme residents
are welcome to take part. For more information on the Nõmme
clean-ups, visit the Let’s Do It website.