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Spring Clean 2017

Help clean up your neighbourhood this spring by organising a litter pick.

We have extended our annual campaign for 2017 to allow more individuals and groups to join in. This year’s Spring Clean will take place from 18 February to 14 May and everyone is welcome to lend a hand clearing up their neighbourhoods and open spaces.

In 2017 we are teaming up with Keep Britain Tidy’s new Great British Spring Clean, which follows the huge success of last year’s Clean for the Queen campaign, and will focus on encouraging litter pick events over the weekend of 3-5 March.

You can organise an event at any time during our three month Spring Clean and by avoiding the most popular weekends, we are more likely to be able to lend your group litter picking equipment.

Last year we saw a total of 55 groups take part in organised spring clean events and we are hoping even more litter picking events will be held in 2017.

How do I get involved?

Patchway litter pickers in action ahead of our Spring Clean

Stoke Gifford litter pickers in action

The South Gloucestershire Spring Clean is the perfect opportunity for everyone to help keep their town, village, High Street, woodland or park free from litter and ready to enjoy. Friends, families, neighbours, parish and town councils, community and voluntary groups, church groups, schools, students, youth clubs, scouts, cadets, brownies, guides, and businesses are all invited to take action against litter.

If you would like to get involved and organise a Spring Clean event near you simply register the event with us using the booking form.

Bags and gloves

We can provide free bin bags and gloves. Please state the number of adults and/or children taking part on the booking form.

Litter pickers and hoops

We can provide the necessary equipment to help make picking up litter easier.

There are limited numbers available and we receive high demand during peak weekends throughout the Spring Clean campaign. We advise you to book any equipment required as far in advance as possible.

All items must be returned to the council after your event.

Recycling litter

We provide clear bags for recyclable waste. Please separate your litter as you collect it – it’s much easier and less messy to separate recyclable and non-recyclable litter into different sacks during your tidy up rather than after. To help you recycle as much as possible, you can order clear plastic bags for your group on the booking form. For more information about recycling please visit our recycling page.

If you cannot dispose of the litter you collect, we can arrange to collect the bags for you.


Register now to claim your free Spring Clean 2017 supplies by completing the booking form on the right and returning it to us.

Don’t forget to let us know how you get on via @sgloscouncil on Twitter or posting on our Facebook page.

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