Community Litter Picks

Litter Picking

Bassetlaw District Council holds a 'Spring Clean' event every year during the spring months and it has proved to be very successful. Everybody that has taken part in it feels that they have put something back into their local area.

To keep this enthusiasm going, whilst we will continue to hold the Spring Clean, we are keen to encourage people to do Community Litter Picks during other times of the year and not just during the Spring Clean week.

We are now able to offer groups the opportunity to borrow gloves, litter pickers, high visibility vests and we will provide bags for you to collect the litter and we will even collect it from a stated place.

Litter picks are easy to organise, all you need are a few like-minded people eg friends, neighbours, or a group such as a Parish Council, Tenant and Residents Association, Guides, Scouts, Cadet Groups. Even just one person can do it.

There are groups throughout the country that do community litter picks on a regular basis. Have a look on the LitterAction website that is run by Campaign to Protect Rural England for further information.

Before starting a community litter pick, please complete and read our Guidance on Litter Picking to all members of the group.

Spring Clean 2017

Bassetlaw District Councils popular Spring Clean Fortnight is to take place between 15 May - 28 May 2017.

Anybody can take part in the Spring Clean, all you need to do is fill in the appropriate application form and pick your location to clean and go out and clear it.

You do not have to be part of a Group, it may be that you have a few like-minded neighbours that have long been discussing the state of a particular area on your street, or it may be just you on your own that feels that your street needs a litter pick or a community area has been used as a dumping ground and you want to give it a clean-up.

We hold the Spring Clean fortnight every year and regularly have over 40 Community Groups, Parish Councils and Faith Groups and schools that take part – not only does it help to tidy an untidy spot in your local environment, it is excellent exercise, allows you to meet/talk to local people.

Go on Get Involved in your Local Area – we will collect the litter that you find from a designated area, usually the first working day after your litter pick.

Spring Clean/Community Litter Pick Gallery