Litter and litter bins

Great British Spring Clean

Watford Borough Council are backing Keep Britain Tidy’s national litter picking campaign, the Great British Spring Clean, which aims to encourage 500,000 people to hit the streets and clean up their local communities.

In Watford, we want to support and encourage individuals, groups, schools and workplaces to take part and carry out litter picks. You can litter pick any time of the year, using our free community litter pick kits!

Before your litter pick

  • Email and let us know:
    • the name of your group (if applicable)
    • the date and time of your litter pick
    • the area you will be litter picking
    • how many volunteers you expect to have
    • how many litter pick sticks and rubbish bags you will need from us (this should be approximately half the number of volunteers taking part)
    • whether you are happy for the litter pick to be advertised on our website so that members of the public can join in and, if so, which contact details you would like included
  • Carry out a risk assessment

After your litter pick

  • Email with:
    • how many volunteers took part
    • how many bags of refuse you collected 
    • how many bags of recycling you collected
    • whether you give permission for us to use your photos for promotional purposes
  • Don’t forget to share your photos with the council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at watfordcouncil and use the hashtag #WatfordSpringClean
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