Our Waste Campaigns Team work to let people know about our services and why it's so important to reduce, re-use and recycle. We work with residents, community groups, schools and universities.  We run events, roadshows and campaigns to raise awareness of particular services and projects. Please follow the links below to find out more.

Great British Spring Clean 20 March - 13 April 2020

Greta British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean is about demonstrating that you love where you live – whether that’s by pledging to pick while you’re walking the dog or taking the kids to school, hosting a cleanup or joining someone else’s cleanup.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is supporting this year's Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. It's the country's biggest mass-action environmental campaign to bring people together to clear up the litter that bights our towns, villages and countrysides.

Last year, more than 560,000 people took part across the country and this year Keep Britain Tidy are aiming to get 600,000 #LitterHeroes out there.

The campaign will run from March 20th to April 13th and B&NES residents, community groups and local businesses are being called on to give their local areas a good spring clean.

How to join or host a litter pick

Become a litter hero by joining or hosting a litter pick event in your area during March and April by registering at www.keepbritaintidy.org

Keynsham Wombles can provide you with all the equipment you need for your litter pick. For more information, please email Erica at womble@transitionkeynsham.org

Community groups and businesses

If your community group or business would like to organise a litter pick event, we can provide you with litter picking equipment and protective clothing, as well as collecting bags of rubbish from your event.

For more information, please email us at cleanup_events@bathnes.gov.uk

Great Big School Clean 20 March - 13 April 2020

Great Big School Clean


Join the Great Big School Clean 20 March - 13 April 2020 and receive FREE litter picking equipment for your school

Bath and North East Somerset Council is encouraging all schools to take part in the ‘Great Big School Clean’.  It is part of Keep Britain Tidy’s annual Great British Spring Clean (20 March – 13 April 2020) – The largest mass litter pick in the country.

Harnessing the passion of young people is key to making the massive difference we want to see. All our individual actions can help to transform our country for the better, creating cleaner streets, parks and beaches, protecting our wildlife and, ultimately, stopping the tide of plastic that is doing so much damage to our oceans and marine life.

Bath and North East Somerset Council’s street cleansing team has been awarded funding from the West of England Combined Authority ‘Love Our High Streets’ project to invest in litter picking equipment for schools.

We can provide your school with the resources needed to host a litter pick during the Great Big School Clean.  Even better, your school will be able to keep the litter picking equipment for future litter picking events. However, the stock is limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

How to apply for the equipment

To apply for the litter picking equipment for your school or to find out more, please email cleanup_events@bathnes.gov.uk

Please get in touch before 2nd March 2020 so we can get the kit delivered to your school week commencing 16th March 2020 ahead of the start of Great Big School Clean.

Register with Keep Britain Tidy

Let Keep Britain Tidy know if your school will be joining the Great Big School Clean 20 March - 13 April 2020. Once you have registered, Keep Britain Tidy will be in touch with Great Big School Clean resources which you can use to engage your pupils. https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-big-school-clean

We would really like to know how you got on...

● how many pupils joined in?

● how many bags of rubbish and recycling were collected?

If you have a photo and the permissions for us to publish, or details on the number of bags you collected please send it our way! (via email or social media).

Email: wastecampaigns@bathnes.gov.uk

Facebook: Recycle for Bathnes https://www.facebook.com/RecycleforBathnes/




Did you know that over 80% of ‘waste’ in the average primary and secondary school bin is recyclable? (WRAP report 2008) In Bath and North East Somerset we offer a comprehensive recycling and rubbish collection service for schools along with free activities for schools to encourage green behaviour from an early age.

The environment, climate change and sustainability are all highly topical subjects in the world today. They are an intrinsic element of the curriculum (including GCSE exam papers) and other aspects of school life. Learning about waste is one way to engage students with environmental issues and encourage them to take practical action at home and at school.

For more information on recycling in schools, email wastecampaigns@bathnes.gov.uk 



Raising awareness of how people can play their part in helping you to recycle more is a crucial part of our work. Every tonne we can save going to landfill saves the public purse from expen will answer your queries and provide practical tips help you recycle even more. Please see below for venues and dates - we are adding to these throughout the year.

We also offer practical advice to help you make the most of your weekly food waste recycling collection, and how to line your food waste caddy with everyday plastic bags and newspaper.

We are also happy to offer free recycling talks to community groups - contact us at wastecampaigns@bathnes.gov.uk

Bath Repair Cafes 

Got a broken toaster? Or a torn pair of trousers? Share & Repair runs regular Repair Cafés in Bath and North East Somerset so there’s bound to be one near you. You can find our skilled volunteers at:  

We also support the Keynsham Repair Café (second Saturdays).

 If you have an item that is broken or needs adjusting, bring it along to the Bath Repair Café! Come and learn how to fix items yourself with the help of a team of volunteer repair experts, all free of charge. Find out more https://shareandrepair.org.uk/


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