Volunteer litter picking scheme

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About the volunteer litter picker scheme

Do you care enough about the environment in which you live to help keep it clean and tidy?

This initiative assists individual residents aged 18 or over who would like to carry out regular litter picks in an area they have nominated.

Volunteers are completely independent, but they can be confident that they are part of a large group of like-minded individuals, and with support if ever it is needed.

Volunteers are provided with appropriate equipment in return for committing to look after a particular area within the borough.

We currently have over 190 volunteer litter pickers registered with the scheme. They all do a fantastic job which is very much appreciated.

If you would like to join the scheme you can register your interest on line and you will be contacted by an officer from Tewkesbury Borough Council who will have an informal chat and arrange a convenient time to do a health and safety induction to the scheme.

Once you have had the induction and received your kit your good to go.

Please complete our registration form and we'll be in touch as soon as we can. If you would like further details please contact us on 01684 272364.

Community litter picks

Community litter picks are for those wanting to organise or take part in one-off events.

If you, your town or parish council, school or local community group would like to carry out voluntary litter picking in the borough, then we can help you by providing litter picking tools and high visibility waistcoats. We can provide bags for the collection of litter as well as arrange for the litter collected to be disposed of after the event.

Before you organise your event

If you are organising an event it is important to remember that you are not covered by Tewkesbury Borough Council insurance, please ensure you are covered and complete a risk assessment and communicate associated risks to all volunteers.

How to arrange loan of equipment

Please complete the equipment request order form, allowing two weeks minimum notice to ensure availability of the equipment.

Please note that whilst we will do our best to meet your request stocks are limited and equipment does get booked out some months in advance, therefore we cannot guarantee we will meet all requests.

Community charity events

Loan of bins to be used for events such as, fetes, fun runs, or other charity events are not part of the volunteer litter picking scheme but may be organised via contact with Tewkesbury Borough council customer service team on: 01684 295010.

Weed and grounds clearance is not covered by this scheme - if you are undertaking a garden waste clearance please contact customer services to request loan of a garden waste bin.

Further information

Registration forms

Order forms

Information guides, newsletters and posters

Contact us

The volunteer litter picking scheme is managed by Environmental Health Services.