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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 kits you can borrow include the following;

  • hi-visibility waistcoats
  • 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

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 

As volunteer litter pickers are not working for; or on behalf of Teignbridge District Council, they are not covered by the Council's insurance and therefore we are only able to issue litter picking kits to community groups that have their own insurance in place.

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

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