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Community litter picking – how we can help

Residents have been doing great work throughout the pandemic picking up litter in our local areas. These shared open spaces have been used so much and become even more important to us during the past year.

Although we work hard to keep our public spaces clear of litter, we know that many people enjoy doing their part in keeping their community clear and for that we thank you.

Currently, our community litter picking service is suspended in line with government COVID-19 restrictions, but the good news is that we are hoping that we can restart it from 29 March**.

Then we will be able to help by providing groups and individuals with litter picking equipment and collecting the bags of litter after your pre-arranged litter pick.  We offer litter pickers, hi-vis jackets, branded bags for rubbish and recyclables and litter picking hoops.

If you’re planning  to use our service to do your community litter pick then please use the form on the booking page and return it to the waste team (contact details at the bottom of the page) so we can book you in and make arrangements to get the equipment to you  and pick up the bags of collected litter afterwards. It’s helpful for us to know when and how many litter picks are taking place and in which locations so we can plan accordingly.

Whichever way you decide to do your litter pick please stay safe – please don’t litter pick by busy roads and please follow the guidance from Keep Britain Tidy  and their advice about litter picking and COVID-19 safety advice

If you have any queries about litter picking, including our offer to lend litter picking equipment to individuals on a long term loan basis, please contact the waste team using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

**We are following the national roadmap out of the COVID-19 lockdown and so while relevant restrictions are in place, this service will remain suspended. We aim to reopen the service from 29 March, or when the country meets this stage of the roadmap. From this date we will only be taking group bookings of up to six people.

Contact us - Waste and recycling

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01235 422406
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

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The Waste Team
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
Milton
OX14 4SB