On Thursday, July 1, 2004, the Post reported...

LOCAL school kids took time out from their school books to clean up the streets.

Kids from Drumchapel High joined forces with Glasgow City Council and fast-food chain McDonald’s, to pick up litter in the area.

The big tidy-up was part of McDonald’s 2004 “Just Bin It” campaign, which is running throughout the country for the summer.

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Jessica Sansom, McDonald’s environmental health manager, said: “McDonald’s is working at the heart of communities, here and across Scotland, to tackle litter. We take a real pride in the appearance of the environment and so we are delighted to be running this event. Every week McDonald’s is cleaning almost 3,000 miles of street to clear rubbish and we’re proud to be doing our bit in Glasgow to support the government to help keep Britain tidy.”

The tidy group took their brooms to clean up Garscadden Burn in Southdeen Avenue, Drumchapel.

City centre streets, river banks and parks up and down the country, will all be targeted.

The ‘Just Bin It’ campaign is backed by the Governments department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.