Litter picks are easy to organise. Bath and North East Somerset Council are working with #NoPlaceForLitter to provide you with everything you need to organise your own community litter pick.

What can be provided

  • Litter pickers (for helping you pick up litter)
  • Gloves
  • Hi-vis vests
  • Bags for the litter
  • An information pack for volunteers (including advice on running an event, a *risk assessment, a register of volunteers and an agreement form)
*  Covid-19 - we have a produced some covid related guidance for volunteers:

Click here to download the Covid-19 Group Volunteering protocol for social distancing

Click here to download the Covid-19 risk assesment to go alongside the covid-19 volunteering protocol.

Choose your nearest #NoPlaceForLitter hub to collect your equipment prior to your event: 

It is important that you contact Erica or Andrew at least 2-3 weeks in advance of your event so they can make sure the equipment is available for you as well as a time for you to collect.
#NoPlaceForLitter are volunteers working alongside Bath and North East Somerset Council in order to maximise the help and support available to volunteer litter pickers across the area.  #NoPlaceForLitter volunteers are experienced litter pickers and will be happy to help with any questions or advice you may have in organising your own event. 

 

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How to get your litter bags collected after your event

To book your litter pick up after your event contact cleanup_events@bathnes.gov.uk or by phoning Council Connect on 01225 39 40 41.

What to look out for when planning a litter pick

Once you've chosen a location, check the area in advance.  Look out for the following:

  • Natural hazards (eg steep slopes, rivers, presence of animals etc.)
  • Hazardous items (eg sharp objects, needles, batteries, miscellaneous chemicals, asbestos, heavy items etc.)
  • Roads - only pick litter in areas with a 30mph limit or less, where there is a pavement or footway.  Stay on the pavement at all times.  Never litter pick on the road or verges.

On the day

  • Bring a first aid kit and anti-bacterial wipes
  • Record each volunteer on the register and check them in and out
  • Brief the volunteers about potential hazards and what not to touch 
  • Make sure that children stay with a responsible adult
  • Leave the bags in the designated area for collection
  • Take photos and send them to us if you wish to publicise your event

Keep Britain Tidy

Every year Keep Britain Tidy runs their Great British Spring Clean.  This is a great time to arrange a litter pick.  For more information please go to Great British Spring Clean.

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