Litter Heroes
How big an issue is litter?

Commercial Litter Picking Equipment

Street cleansing services costs £1 billion per year in England.  To you and me that is £2.7 million spent every day.

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, every Local Authority works hard to keep their land and public highways clear of litter and refuse. This Street cleansing service includes:

  • Cleansing town centres, residential areas, villages
  • Mechanical sweeping of main routes
  • Litterpicking
  • Weed spraying
  • Collection of fly tipping and other types of litter from public land

The Government has set new targets for every Local Authority to increase recycling rate for all Litter collected. From April 2020, one tonne disposed to Landfill costs £94.15 a tonne. A dry mixed recyclable collection services doesn’t just make good economic sense.

The UK generates over 40 million tonnes of commercial waste each year. Disposing of this waste is a significant cost for any business, whether it’s rubble from a building site, paper from an office, or cooking oil from a restaurant, it all needs chucking away.

Litter is bad news for everyone – business, tourism, wildlife, and our environment.

92% of Local authorities in the UK have entrusted us to supply their commercial Litter Clearance equipment – including Litterpickers, Bag Openers, the NEW Recycle on the Go cart range and volunteer litter picking equipment.

Take Part in the Great British Spring Clean 2021

Save The Date!

We are delighted to announce that The Great British Spring Clean 2021 will take place from 28 May – 13 June 2021.

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

    • Solo picking or as part of a volunteer group or with your household, your actions will influence behavioural change to litter
    • Support available 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 and segregation in line with local waste streams, diverting waste from landfill (litter v DMR) and support a circular economy #reuse #recycle #rethink
    • Collect & carry; separate & sort; smarter, safer and even more than ever before!

Need 100% reusable litter picking equipment? Speak to our Helping Hand Team on 01531 635678 to access exclusive promotional deals in support of this nationwide campaign.

Have you seen our NEW Handicart Range of folding litterpicking carts? #reuse #litterpick #recycleonthego

Just some of the local authorities we work with...