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Community litter picks

Find out about seasonal litter-picking campaigns, how to organise your own litter pick and litter awareness in schools.

Great British Spring Clean

Each year we support Keep Britain Tidy’s litter-picking campaign, the Great British Spring Clean. In 2024, it took place between March and April. More than 1,000 volunteers took part, collecting almost 600 bags of litter. The campaign aims to encourage as many people as possible from across the UK to hit the streets and clean up their local communities. Read more about the 2024 campaign.

Organise your own litter pick

We can support you in organising a litter pick in your local area throughout the year. You can borrow litter-picking equipment from our Clean, Safe and Green department. We can also arrange to collect the bags of litter after your event.

If you would like to organise a litter pick, please email cleansafegreen@dacorum.gov.uk.

If you're interested in litter picking on a regular basis, you may want to register as a Street Champion. We'll give you your own kit filled with litter-picking equipment.

Find out more about some of the local volunteer litter pickers that help keep Dacorum clean, safe and green:

Free litter awareness talks for schools

Primary schools in Dacorum can get a free litter awareness talk or assembly. We can also bring in litter-picking equipment for pupils to use in the school grounds and/or surrounding areas.

For more information, please call 01442 228000 and ask for 'Clean, Safe and Green' or email cleansafegreen@dacorum.gov.uk. Litter-picking equipment is available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, including other initiatives we run or support, please visit our schools page.

Page Last Updated: Friday, 03 May 2024 at 02:34 PM