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How to book our litter picking service

If you are planning to use our service, please let us know when and where you will be working. We will pick up branded litter bags from litter picks that have been pre-arranged with us – even if you’re litter picking alone.

Equipment we lend

We can help by providing groups and individuals with a loan of the following equipment:

  • Adult and child sized litter pickers
  • Adult and child sized high visibility jackets
  • Branded coloured bags for general litter
  • Branded clear bags for recyclable litter
  • Litter picking hoops (group bookings only)

Types of community litter picking

There are two options for community litter picks depending on group size and how often you will be litter picking.

Group litter picks

If you are planning a group litter pick or a one-off event you can borrow our equipment for the event. To use our equipment we ask that the organiser completes our litter picking guidance and risk assessment form and our litter picking equipment booking form below. Once completed please return it by email to waste.team@southandvale.gov.uk. Ideally at least two weeks before your preferred date.

We will then confirm your booking and organise the delivery and collection of equipment and litter bags.

If you have your own litter pickers but would like to use our branded bags and arrange collection of litter after the pick please complete the relevant forms below.

Individual long-term loans

Individuals who regularly litter pick can borrow our equipment on a long-term basis. Please note that litter picking hoops are not available on long-term loan. To do so simply complete the litter picking guidance form and the litter picking equipment long term booking form below. Once completed please return it by email to : waste.team@southandvale.gov.uk.
Ideally two weeks before the date you would like equipment delivered by.

Once registered you can then email the waste team using the contact details at least five working days before you intend to litter pick giving us the location of where you will leave the litter bags. We will then arrange collection through Biffa.

If you have your own litter pickers and would like to use our branded bags and arrange collection of litter after the pick please complete the relevant forms below.

NOTE – If you collect litter on your daily walk and pick up a carrier bag’s worth then you don’t need to fill out a form. Please keep yourself safe by following guidance from Keep Britain Tidy.  Please put your carrier bag in a litter bin if you pass one that is empty or take it home and put it in your wheelie bins as long as it fits in.  Please remember we do not take side waste with your refuse bin so it must fit inside your bin.

Contact us - Waste team

01235 422146
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