Community litter picking – how we can help
Although we work hard to keep our public spaces clear of litter, we know that many of you enjoy playing your part in keeping your community clear and have been doing great work picking up litter in open spaces and public areas. Thank you!
To help out, we can provide groups and individuals with pre-booked litter picking equipment. We offer litter pickers, hi-vis jackets, branded bags for rubbish and recyclables and litter picking hoops. We can also arrange for the bags of litter you pick to be collected afterwards.
How to book litter picking equipment
If you wish to borrow litter picking equipment from us and/or arrange to have your litter pick bags collected afterwards then:
- please complete the booking and declaration forms on the booking page and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note – we must receive your completed forms at least two weeks before you litter pick takes place.
- We can then reserve your equipment and make arrangements to get it to you and to pick up the bags of collected litter afterwards. We’ll confirm this with you by email.
It’s helpful for us to know when and how many litter picks are taking place and in which locations so we can plan accordingly.
Advice for carrying out a litter pick
Whichever way you decide to do your litter pick, please stay safe – please don’t litter pick by busy roads and please follow the guidance from Keep Britain Tidy.
If you have any queries about litter picking, including our offer to lend litter picking equipment to individuals on a long term loan basis, please contact the waste team using the contact details at the bottom of the page.
Help to spread the word
Remember to share photos and video from your event with us on social media. And, if you are looking for volunteers for an upcoming litter pick, make sure you tag us in and we’ll do our best to help spread the word.