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Community Litterpicking

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Every week, tens of thousands of volunteers are out fighting the blight of litter. An army of litterheroes working to help preserve local neighbourhoods.

Not only does Litter make where we live look ugly, litter is a threat to wildlife and public health. Pitching in and cleaning up some litter is an easy way for anyone to help out, young or old.

It makes sound financial too – as an extension to local litter collection service, build pride and love into your local neighbourhood. Everyone is a winner!

For one Local Authority in the West Midlands:

  •  £16,326 of Litter collection equipment purchased
  •  50,424 hours of Litter picking activity completed in one year
  •  Equivalent Council manpower cost £504,240

Doing a Litter Pick?

Are you organising an event, taking part in a local campaign or working alone – we recommend you contact your Local Authority first, they often loan volunteer Litterpicking equipment. To organise your own Litter pick, here’s a quick step by step guide



Looking for funding or how to approach local businesses, visit our funding page

We hate litter and are rather passionate about it. We love to get involved in our local community too. If you would like to share what you are doing – please join our online community forum – https://www.helpinghand.co.uk/community/

Here are just a few examples of the great community Litterheroes we are working with …


Environmental Education

Environmental education connects us to the world around us. It helps build awareness of the issues impacting where and how we live as well as action we can take to improve and sustain it.

Through education we can empower change:

  • learning inside and outside of the classroom
  • improve environmental awareness
  • encourage healthier lifestyles
  • strengthen local communities
  • take action to keep our environment healthy and sustainable for the future.

Have you signed up to Eco-schools? Eco-Schools engages 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.

Our library of online resources can be used to support you in your journey to achieve Eco Schools Green Flag award.


Whats in the box:

1 Getting started – how to set up your green team

2 Build your community – get everyone involved – pupils, teachers, parents, local businesses

3 In classroom activity – including awesome lesson plans, litter audits and competitions

4 How to guides – including how to organise a litter pick at school

5 Where can I find funding

To get your free taster click here

Call Us

To speak to one of the team, please call us on 01531 635678