There are lots of ways you can get involved with Clean Devon.
Feel good, litter pick.
The easiest way is to join the many people who already pick up litter when out and about. Leaving somewhere cleaner than you found it is very rewarding in the fight-back against littering. It makes you feel good, encourages others to join in, but always put safety first in where, and what you pick up.
If you want to do more, you could set up a litter picking group, join an existing group or meet for a planned event such as a beach clean. Just be aware of the latest government Covid-19 advice for litter picking, meeting up and social distancing.
What do I do with the litter?
Small amounts of litter can be disposed of in your household collection containers, but please don’t pick up hazardous or fly tipped items which should always be reported to your local council.
For larger amounts of litter or bigger events on public land, let your local council know before you litter pick for advice about what to do with the waste collected. Often local authorities are very appreciative and will arrange the drop-off or collection of the litter collected.
On private land, you will need to contact the landowner for permission to access the land and to arrange disposal.
Just bear in mind:
- Litter and fly tipped waste is not accepted at Recycling Centres.
- Please don’t fill litter bins, or place sacks next to litter bins as this can lead to overflowing or scavengers undoing all your hard work!
See our FAQs or let us know if you have any further questions.
Stay safe and thank you for your support.
Planning your litter pick:
- National Event – Great British Spring Clean (2021) (28th May to 13th June) exceeded its target to make 1 million miles of British outdoor spaces ‘cleaner & greener’. Dates for GBSC 2022 will be posted when available.
Find a local group:
- Local groups often advertise events on social media, third party websites like CleanupUK or you could contact your local council. You could also create your own group.