Litter pick advice
For up-to-date advice about litter picking during the COVID-19 outbreak please see the UK government advice. Always complete a risk assessment before holding a litter pick.
- Litter pick general advice (PDF, 481KB)
- Generic litter pick risk assessment (DOCX, 27KB)
- Litter audit sheet (PDF, 283KB)
Borrow litter pick kits
We have litter pick kits held in the community to hire free of charge. These are not held centrally, but in the community making it easier and more convenient to access. Check our Litter Pick Holders List (PDF, 194KB) to find the one nearest to you.
Collecting the filled sacks
Please let us know at least 7 days in advance where possible of the area you are litter picking and where you would like the rubbish sacks to be collected from so we can ensure a crew is available to collect the bags. You can contact the Waste Team by emailing email@example.com. If you only have one or two bags for collection you can put them out on your normal collection day and they will be collected as part of your weekly collection.
Don't forget to photograph your event and send images to firstname.lastname@example.org to share on MK Council social media.
Litter poster competition
The Waste and Environment Team in partnership with the Parks Trust ran a litter poster campaign in earlier this year and are pleased to announce that the winning entry was created by Annabelle from Giles Brook School, in Tattenhoe. There were over 200 entries, with the top 10 going into a public vote. Annabelle’s entry received 1,700 votes.
Annabelle’s poster will be displayed across noticeboards in MK to encourage people to keep our city cleaner and greener. It also coincided with Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ which ran from 28 May to 13 June.
Last Updated: 10 January 2022