Local communities are encouraged to clean up towns, villages and countryside by getting involved in a litter pick.
Around 200 litter pick groups and events were registered last year in Suffolk, involving over 4000 volunteers. Already this year, over 1700 volunteers have either carried out a litter pick or have one planned, giving their neighbourhoods a well-deserved spruce up.
Many litter picks are expected to coincide with the national campaign ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ which encourages communities to carry out litter picks between 2 and 25 of March 2018, but all of the district and borough councils across Suffolk support community efforts to carry out local litter picks throughout the year.
A range of volunteers get involved in litter picking, from schools, businesses, youth clubs, churches and other community organisations. You don’t have to be part of a group though, many people pick litter whilst out walking, which the Suffolk Waste Partnership encourages as well.
Groups organising a litter pick in Suffolk can call their local district or borough council to give details of their planned pick, ask for equipment and make arrangements for litter to be collected.
- Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council: 01449 724946
- Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council: 01284 763233
- Ipswich Borough Council: 01473 432994
- Suffolk Coastal District Council: 01394 444000
- Waveney District Council: 01502 527100