Litter Picking

Organising a litter pick is an excellent way of bringing people of all ages together to help to care for the local environment


The Great British Spring Clean 2021
Litter pick advice
Borrow litter pick kits
Collecting the filled sacks
Litter poster competition

The Great British Spring Clean - 28 May to 13 June 2021

Keep Britain Tidy are organising their annual nationwide litter pick, so join in, become a litter hero and show some love for those special outdoor places that helped us through lockdown.

Join the Great British Spring Clean poster showing dates: 28 May to 13 June 2021
Join the Great British Spring Clean 

Visit the Keep Britain Tidy webpage to register your litter pick and advice on getting started.

Litter pick advice 

For up-to-date advice about litter picking during the Coronavirus outbreak please see the UK government adviceAlways complete a risk assessment before holding a litter pick.

Litter pick general advice  (PDF, 481KB)
Generic litter pick risk assessment  (DOCX, 27KB)

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Borrow litter pick kits

MK Council has many litter pick kits held in the community for hire free of charge. These are not held centrally, butin the community making it easier and more convenient to access. Check our Litter Pick Holders List (PDF, 186KB) to find the one nearest to you.

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Photo of girls picking up litter
                   Litter pick together

Collecting the filled sacks

Please let us know you in advance where you are litter picking and where you would like the filled rubbish sacks to be collected from by emailing yourwaste@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Don't forget to photograph your event and send images to communications@milton-keynes.gov.uk to share on MK Council social media.

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Litter poster competition 

Milton Keynes Council Environment and Waste team and The Parks Trust have teamed up to launch a litter poster competition for all MK KS2 schools and youth community groups. The winner will receive a certificate and a choice of either a free Outdoor Learning Session with The Parks Trust or a set of 10 litter pickers for your class/community group. The winning poster will be displayed on noticeboards in the parks and local Parish Councils throughout Milton Keynes. Find out more and vote for your favourite poster.

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Last Updated: 6 May 2021