Community litter picks

Find out about seasonal litter-picking campaigns, how to organise your own litter pick and litter awareness in schools.

Great British Spring Clean

Each year we support Keep Britain Tidy’s litter-picking campaign, the Great British Spring Clean. This year, it takes place between 15 March and 31 March 2024. The campaign aims to encourage as many people as possible from across the UK to hit the streets and clean up their local communities.

Organise your own litter pick

If you would like to organise a litter pick during the campaign, please email cleansafegreen@dacorum.gov.uk. We can loan litter-picking equipment to you. This is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join a litter pick

A number of litter picks have already been organised for the campaign. The table below shows events open to any Dacorum resident. If you would like to take part, please get in touch with the organiser to find out more details.

Community Litter Picks during the Great British Spring Clean 2024
Group nameDate and time of litter pickArea being litter picked Contact detailsMeeting place
St Thomas Indian Orthodox ChurchSaturday 9 March, from 11am St Agnells Lanestthomasorthodoxchurchlondon@hotmail.com,
geevarghese.t@gmail.com
07899 225300
St Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, St Agnells Lane, HP2 7AY
Tidy Tring TeamSunday 24 March, from 10amTringttt@sustainabletring.org.uk Forge car park, High Street, Tring
Transition Town BerkhamstedSunday 24 March, from 10amCanal Fields, BerkhamstedAlex Haeri, alex.haeri@yahoo.co.ukBy the skate park in Canal Fields, Berkhamsted
Epson UKTuesday 26 March, from 10amNash Mills Wharf

Nick Tungatt, ntungatt@epson.eu 

07979704546

Epson UK car park

Dacorum Street Champions are also organising litter picks throughout the campaign. Register now to become a Street Champion.

In 2023, Keep Britain Tidy set the Big Bag Challenge, encouraging everyone to collect one bag of litter. In Dacorum, more than 1,100 volunteers joined in, collecting more than 600 bags of rubbish. Over half of this was recyclable litter.

Litter picking throughout the year

Organise your own litter pick

We can support you in organising a litter pick in your local area throughout the year. You can borrow litter-picking equipment from our Clean, Safe and Green department. We can also arrange to collect the bags of litter after your event.

If you would like to organise a litter pick, please call 01442 228000 and ask for 'Clean, Safe and Green' or email cleansafegreen@dacorum.gov.uk.

If you're interested in litter picking on a regular basis, you may want to register as a Street Champion. We'll give you your own kit filled with litter-picking equipment.

Find out more about some of the local volunteer litter pickers that help keep Dacorum clean, safe and green:

Free litter awareness talks for schools

Primary schools in Dacorum can get a free litter awareness talk or assembly. We can also bring in litter-picking equipment for pupils to use in the school grounds and/or surrounding areas.

For more information, please call 01442 228000 and ask for 'Clean, Safe and Green' or email cleansafegreen@dacorum.gov.uk. Litter-picking equipment is available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, including other initiatives we run or support, please visit our schools page.

Page Last Updated: Thursday, 22 February 2024 at 04:24 PM