Community Clean Ups

The Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean 

28 May - 13 June 2021


As a member of the Keep Britain Tidy Network, we are pleased to support the annual Great British Spring Clean. Last year more than half a million people signed up for the Great British Spring Clean, which had to be delayed until September because of lockdown.

The events of the last 12 months have highlighted more than ever the importance of our green spaces in keeping our minds and bodies healthy. So Keep Britain Tidy are hopeful that this year's national event will be bigger and better than ever.

1. Ways to get involved

This year’s Great British Spring Clean takes place 28 May - 13 June 2021.  

There are several ways you can get involved: 

  • Litter pick as an individual - this could be while you're walking the dog or doing the school run. Even if it’s just 15 minutes, it all makes a difference. 

  • Litter pick as part of a group - current government guidance allows litter picking activity in small groups of up to six volunteers, or two households.  Guidance on how to organise a Covid-secure litter pick is available on the Keep Britain Tidy website: Litter Picking: Covid-19 guidance

  • Litter pick as part of a school - special resources are available for schools, including ‘Revolting Review’ sheets, ‘Litter Bingo’ cards and ‘Thank you’ certificates. These can be found on the Keep Britain Tidy website: schools resources.

2. Make your pledge

Once you’ve decided how you want to get involved, you should make a pledge on the Keep Britain Tidy website, saying how many hours you, your group or your school will spend litter picking.  Keep Britain Tidy will convert all pledges into miles - their target is for 1 million miles of litter picking to take place this year!

Make your pledge on the Keep Britain Tidy website.

3. How can we help?

Once you’ve registered your litter pick with Keep Britain Tidy, you can then approach us for local support. We may be able to supply things like:

  • Litter pickers

  • Gloves 

  • Great British Spring Clean-branded waste sacks. 

Working with our street cleaning partner Veolia, and parks maintenance partner idverde, we can also arrange for full waste sacks to be collected from a pre-arranged collection point following your clean-up. 

Simply fill in and submit this short form and we’ll be in touch: Community clean up event form 

4. Hit the streets, litter-pickers and cameras in hand!  

Make good on your pledge and litter-pick away.  Take photos (checking first that everyone in the photos is happy to be included) and share the results of your hard work on social media using the hashtags:

#SpickNSpanSutton 

#GBSpringClean

#LitterHeroes

We will share our favourite on our social media channels.