Community litter picks - Spring clean / Autumn sweep

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Great British Spring Clean Cancelled

In light of recent Government advice, we have taken the decision to cancel our Great British Spring Clean which was due to take place from 27th April 2020.

We will however, be holding our Autumn Sweep from 5 - 11 October 2020 and we would encourage anyone who has organised a Spring Clean to rearrange their event by registering via our online form.


Bassetlaw Autumn Sweep

We also hold an 'Autumn Sweep' during a week in October. As the season starts to change, lots of litter starts to get buried under leaves etc. We want to encourage people to help dispose of this litter before it becomes hidden and causes issues for the wildlife getting ready for hibernation during the winter months, as well as it being a blight on our communities.

This year our 'Autumn Sweep' will be taking place from 5 October - 11 October 2020.

Register your event

You can register your Spring Clean/Autumn Sweep now by filling in our form. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter nearer the time for further information.

We are 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.

Throughout the year

Community Litter Picks can also be arranged at any time throughout the year.

If you wish to organise an event please email, however, please allow six weeks notice for us to deliver the equipment.

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.

Bassetlaw Spring Clean

We hold 'Spring Clean' events every year during the spring months which has proved to be very successful. We run our events to support Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean events. Everyone who has taken part, feels that they have been part of putting something back into their local community, is good for your well-being and helps you take pride in your community.



Last Updated on Tuesday, June 9, 2020