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Community litter picks

As well as providing a continuous street cleansing programme, the Council actively encourages groups to organise and carry out their own community litter picks, with free hire of equipment.

Taking part in community litter picks

  • Community litter picks are an ideal way to look after your local area, bring the community together and do your bit for the borough 
  • Adults and children can get involved to take part in achieving a cleaner borough 
  • Officers from the waste management team will be on hand to give help and advice when planning, provide litter picking equipment on the day and take away any waste collected
  • You may even get the chance to have your picture in the council’s in-touch magazine

Organising a community litter pick?

Community litter pick enquiry

  1. Get a group of at least six people – ensure everyone is willing and committed to taking part
  2. Get some dates and times together when everyone in the group will be available to take part, either on a weekend or evening. (Officers from Waste Management will not be available during working hours Monday to Friday, 9:00am until 5:00pm)
  3. Litter picks will generally last up to 2 hours so please keep in mind daylight hours when planning
  4. Pick a place to litter pick – this can only be council land and not private land
  5. Complete an enquiry form
  6. An officer will be in contact to confirm a date and time for the litter pick to take place

Last updated Monday, 1st February 2016

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