The Council is pleased to encourage and support community litter picking initiatives, organised by a wide range of volunteers, interest groups, charities and local town and parish councils.
The Clean Surroundings Service will loan free of charge a range of equipment such as litter pickers, gloves, and high-viz tabards to event organisers. The Council will also provide refuse sacks and arrange to dispose of the collected rubbish from an agreed collection point on the next working day.
Litter pickers, tabards and any other equipment will need to be returned to the Council within 48 hours of the event.
We do advise against litter picking in dangerous areas such as high-speed roads and roads without designated footpaths. Event organisers will be responsible for carrying out their own risk assessments.
What to look out for when planning a litter pick
Once you have chosen a location, check the area in advance. Look out for the following:
Natural hazards (eg steep slopes, rivers, presence of animals etc.)