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Community Litter picking

“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
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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 Litter picking equipment or litter pickers.

To organise your own Litter pick, here’s a quick step by step guide and online video guide

And if you want to make litter picking more fun and engaging, then here are some of our top tips!  You can also watch some of our lovely customers in action with our own litter picking VLOG

Take Part in the Great British September Clean 

Sign up/get involved in the nationwide campaign to tackle the blight of litter this September

Embrace & recognise your local actions will making a positive difference to where you live and the collective army of volunteers around the UK – become an environmental ambassador for change.

    • Solo picking or as part of a group, your actions will influence behavioural change to litter
    • Support you to be able to collect even more when you litter pick(through funding via your local authority or businesses, evidencing the positive impact of your activity
    • Enabling litter collection in line with local waste streams, diverting from landfill (litter v DMR) support a circular economy #reuse #recycle #rethink
    • Collect & carry; separate & sort; smarter, safer and even than ever before – check out our NEW Handicart Range #reuse #recycleonthego

Need 100% reusable equipment? Speak to our Helping Hand Team on 01531 635678 to access exclusive promotional deals for your volunteers and groups and our discounted order forms across our range of litter picking equipment.

Funding

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

We love to get involved in our local community actions 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 Litter Heroes we are working with …

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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.

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.

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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 lesson taster click here

Want to organise a litter pick at your school? Get some top tips from Danielle – and the Birchwood Eco Warriors conducting a litter pick iat their school with Blue Peter.

Call Us

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