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4. Community litter picking scheme

We are able to offer support to communities planning their own litter picking events.

We can:

Litter picking kits

The litter picking kit you can borrow includes the following:

  • 20 hi-visibility waistcoats
  • 20 litter pickers
  • disposable gloves
  • sacks

If you would like to book the equipment please download and complete the booking form and return to recycling@teignbridge.gov.uk

We have three kits available. To support as many groups as possible we will provide a maximum of two kits for any one event. 

Guidance pack

This guidance pack has been put together to help event organisers plan a safe and enjoyable litter picking event for their local community. It is designed to help you plan the event from start to finish and offers practical advice on the arrangements you will need to put in place to help maintain the safety of your volunteers.

Risk assessment template

Prior to any event it is important that as the event organiser you assess any potential risks and hazards by carrying out a visual site inspection and bespoke risk assessment of the areas that you wish to litter pick at the event.

To help with this we provide a sample risk assessment template

You will need to provide us with a copy of your risk assessment before the litter picking equipment can be issued.

Additional information 

Obtaining public liability insurance is very important as this will provide cover for your legal liability arising from accidental damage or injury that may occur during the event, including damage or injury to a member of the public or their property.

If you represent an organisation, such as a parish or town council, it is probable that you already have insurance in place, but it is important to check that litter picking activities are covered under such insurance. If your group does not have a policy in place please indicate this on your booking form as we may still be able to support your event.

For further advice on how to organise a community litter pick visit www.litteraction.org.uk/infocentre/cleanup.