Adopt a Street volunteer scheme
Do you have an interest in your local area and want to see it looking clean and tidy? Join our Adopt a Street scheme, which already has over 4,500 volunteers across the district.
Volunteers choose the area they want to adopt, and we will provide all the equipment they need to help with the clean up, including:
- Litter pickers
- Plastic bags
- Hi-Vis vests
We also provide health and safety training and help with coordinating the volunteers.
A road we drive through regularly – Greenhurst Lane – was constantly covered in litter, mainly fast food wrappers and drink cans but also car parts, lamps and wing mirrors. My partner Roger and I decided to contact the council having read about their new Adopt-a-Street scheme. The council supplied us with all the equipment, safety gear and advice we needed to get started.
The first time we went out it took 2 ½ hours to clear the lane but it really made a big difference. Now it only takes an hour every 3 or 4 weeks.
We would definitely recommend the scheme. It gets you out in the fresh air and is a great form of exercise and it really cleans up the area.
Clean-ups in your parish
To find out more about clean-ups in your area, check your local Parish Council’s website.
Organise your own event
If you would like to organise your own litter-picking or clean-up event, we can provide equipment and we’ll collect any bagged or large litter after the event. Please email Karen Grisley ahead of any event.