Message about use of cookies

We use cookies to improve your experience. By viewing our content you are accepting the use of cookies. Read about cookies we use

Dismiss

Organise a community litter pick

Improve your local area by organising a community litter pick

Why help?

A community clean-up is a great way to show that you care about your local environment. It may also encourage others to take pride in the area.

If you're able to gather a group of willing volunteers, we can lend you the litter picking equipment you need. We'll also give advice to make sure your event is safe and enjoyable.

Location

You'll need to decide where your clean-up is going to be. Examples include:

  • a local play area or park
  • school grounds
  • your own street

If you want to litter pick on the beach, you'll need to contact our Resorts Team to arrange this. Please email resort.services@west-norfolk.gov.uk.

Equipment

Once you've told us about your litter pick, and who'll be attending, we'll provide equipment, including:

  • high visibility jackets
  • gloves
  • litter pick up sticks
  • rubbish bags 

We won't provide recycling bags. We find that most of the litter dropped is non-recyclable. Please place any litter found in the rubbish bags we provide.

Staying safe

Community litter picks are generally very safe. It's unlikely you will encounter any hazards. But, as part of the equipment pack, we help by providing a risk assessment guidance note. This will give you some tips to make sure your litter pick is safe and enjoyable.

Organise your litter pick

You can tell us about your planned litter pick online.

To tell us about your litter pick, you'll need to know:

  • where you're litter picking
  • how many people are taking part

Organise a litter pick

What happens next

Once we've received your form, we'll:

  • Arrange a time and date so that you can come collect the equipment before your litter pick
  • We'll then arrange a time and date for you to return the equipment after your litter pick has finished