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Litter

We are a supporter of the Big Tidy Up, England's biggest ever litter picking campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy. Since the campaign was launched in 2008, over 15,000 groups of volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to help clean up their community, collecting more than 62,000 sacks of litter. Anyone can join in the campaign, parish or village, school, community group, youth group, individuals and businesses.

Organise your own Big tidy up event

The Big Tidy Up website has information on how to organise your own Big Tidy Up event. If you register your details online, you will then be sent a free tidy up kit, including tabards, collection bags, posters, stickers and badges and a guide to carrying out your tidy up safely. Once you have registered you will have your own profile page which you can update with photos and other information.

On the Big Tidy Up website you will find lots of useful information and inspiring ideas, including special pages for schools and businesses. There is a Community Forum page where you can get support and share ideas.

Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean is coming and will take place between 3 to 5 March 2017. It is being supported by, among others, TV naturalist and writer Steve Backshall, the BAFTA award-winning Deadly 60 presenter. The campaign is also being backed by the RSPCA, the Marine Conservation Society, McDonalds, Greggs, Lidl, Costa and many other organisations. Read more about the Great British Spring Clean on Keep Britain Tidy website.

Help with litter picks

We can help with litter picks in your parish or village, at your school, recreation ground, footpath or street, by lending litter picking equipment, including litter picking sticks, gloves, high visibility vests (in both adult and children's sizes), handi hoops and sacks. We can also provide a disposal service for the collected litter.

To ensure your group or school has a successful and safe litter pick, please read the Guidelines for Community Litter Picks (PDF: 45 Kb / 2 pages).