Solo Litterpicking Guidance

We encourage everyone to stay at home where possible, but we have been asked over the last few weeks for some guidance around the subject of solo litter picking during this time.

Helping Hand Environmental understand a lot of individual volunteers are still wishing to litter pick by themselves/solo, or with their own household as part of their daily exercise – with many understanding the therapeutic benefits of spending time outdoors; boosting their immune system and a positive impact on your mental health and well-being.

Following the latest government advice on upto 6 people from different households meeting up remotely in an outdoors environment;  adhering to social distancing methods and keeping 2 metres apart at all times and where safe to do so, a solo litter pick could form part of your daily exercise routine or volunteer litter pick.

If you wish to continue with your own litter-picking activity then please ensure you follow the latest Government advice on COVID-19 to ensure you protect your own safety, and the safety of others:

  • Always use a Litterpicker
  • Wear protective gloves
  • Wash your hands (before and after your litter pick)
  • Use your own carrier bag, bucket or cleansing bag to collect litter in
  • Don’t touch any litter with your hands
  • Don’t pick up litter with your hands
  • To help keep you safe by following government advice, personal coronavirus waste (such as used tissues, face masks, disposable gloves, wet wipes or cleaning cloths) should be double-bagged, tied securely and kept seperately for 72 hours, before doing into your general waste/wheelie bin at home.
  • Don’t touch your face whilst out litter picking
  • Always keep a safe 2 meters away from any other member(s) of the public
  • Sanitise your equipment before and after use
  • Once collected, you will need to dispose of your litter at home using your household general waste bins – your local authority might not have capacity to collect your litter bags during this time – please double check what your local service capacity is.

In light of recent Government advise,  all community group and more then 2+ people clean-ups should cease. Therefore you can litter pick individually, with only the members of your own household or only one other person outside your household (but at social distance) as part of your daily exercise routine.

If you need further help, our team are working remotely from home but are still at the end of the phone, but if we can answer any questions – do give Helping Hand a call, 01531 635678. We have a range of litter picking guides in our Download section and also a range of reusable litter pickers safer litter collection – like our NEW folding Safe Pick Litter Picker and Sharp Pouch to help you undertake your solo picks; with safety and confidence.

Most importantly from everyone at Helping Hand Environmental, stay safe 🙂

Ranger MAX

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Helping Hand Litter picker – Ranger MAX

The world’s toughest litter pickers – rugged and durable, the Ranger MAX heavy duty litter pickers are for the toughest jobs and a very popular litter picker grabber option throughout the UK and Europe.

AvailablStraight Ranger Handlee with a straight or curved handle option. Curved Ranger HandleThe one-piece 35” tong style litter grabbers is the simplest of Helping Hands litter picker designs, yet the Ranger MAX lightweight technology provides you with a comfortable handle.

A wide jaw opening for larger litter related items, and reflective elements to keep you visible if operating in poor light. The red jaws/feet have flexible traction to guarantee a brilliant pick up, from glass bottles to cigarette butts.

And, the Helping Hand Ranger MAX now has its own Ranger Recycle Kit, allowing you to reuse the tool again and again – extending your product lifecycle by upto 300%!

Ranger MAX features:

  • 87cm (35″) length to optimise reach when picking up litter
  • Straight or curved handle option available
  • Bright reflective features ensure the user is seen as much as possible and highlight the litter being picked up, which is particularly beneficial in poor light
  • Ranger Recycle Kit allows you to replace jaw ends and increase product lifecycle by 300%!
  • High quality British design and manufacture
  • 100% reusable

Ranger MAX Testimonials:

“My Helping Hand Ranger Litterpickers make light work of keeping our beach clean at Cleveleys every four weeks. We couldn’t manage without them” Rossall Beach & Community Group

“Oxclean always select the Ranger for our community engagement campaigns” Oxclean

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Litterpicker Pro

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Helping Hand Litter pickers – Litterpicker Pro

The #1 Sustainable Litter Clearance Hand Tool, the Litterpicker Pro is Helping Hands longest standing litter picker grabber and litter picking product, and it is easy to see why so many people – over 12 million users worldwide have this litter picker grabber as their professional litter picking tool for smarter litter management.

The Litterpicker Pro is 100% reusable with effective pick-up, superb high quality British design and manufacture, easy to use, lightweight but very strudy for long periods of continious use  – it’s the perfect commercial litter picker for any weather or environment.

Available in 7 different lengths, including 2 foldable/collapsible versions of this litter grabber 21.5″ and 33″ – you can choose the best litter picker option for you – our most popular litter grabber is our standard length at 85cm (33”), but we do manufacture a 93cm (37”) litter picker for taller adults.

And for those who just want that little bit longer reach – we manufacture litter pickers from 50″, 6ft, 8ft and  10ft for those pesky litter related items that just can’t be reached any other way!

Local authorities, volunteers, schools, charities, waste contractors, and private individuals use our Litterpicker Pro to tidy up and litter pick successfully – streets, local neighbourhoods, parks, beaches, motorways, leisure facilities, public areas, and school grounds.

Litterpicker Pro can also form part of your community campaign – incorporating this litter picker grabber into any of our volunteer clean up kits, or purchase a bespoke charity versions.

Litterpicker Pro features:

  • Available in 33” and 37” standard options
  • Custom lengths of 18”, 21.5” and 33″ (folding), 50”, 72”, 96” and 120”.
  • Professional PRO handle for long periods of cleansing/use
  • Bright reflective properties for use in all visibility
  • Grooved jaw for secure grip of all types of waste
  • Trigger style action for multiple usage
  • Personalisation service available
  • High quality British design and manufacture
  • 100% reusable
  • Limited edition Litterpicker Pro variations including – Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, Keep Britain Tidy and The 2 Minute Foundation litter pickers available – contact our sales team on 01531 635678 for further information.

Litterpicker Pro Testimonials:

“Test Valley select the Litterpicker Pro for our street cleansing teams to help keep our borough tidy; making us an award winning authority in the process”
Test Valley Borough Council

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