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Spring Clean 2020

The Spring Clean has been cancelled due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We’re happy to support clean ups for groups re-scheduling their event for later in the year but we are not able to set specific dates at the moment.

Help clean up your neighbourhood by joining our 2020 Spring Clean.

This year’s campaign will run between Sunday 23 February and Sunday 10 May when we invite local groups, individuals, schools or town councils to hold a litter pick in their community.

A litter pick does not have to be a big organised event – you and your friends, neighbours or family may just decide to have a clean up of your local park, street or pathway. However big or small, we can loan you equipment for free to help you run your litter pick successfully. By registering with us, we can also keep track of how much rubbish is collected during the Spring Clean.

How do I get involved?

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 clean for all to enjoy. Friends, families, neighbours, parish and town councils, community and voluntary groups, church groups, schools, students, youth clubs, Scouting and Guiding groups, cadets 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 2020 supplies by completing the booking form and returning it to us.

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

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