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Great British Spring Clean 2024

Please see the announcement below from SODC

The Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean will be running again this year from Friday 15 March to Sunday 31 March. As previously, the waste team will be supporting any community litter picking activities by providing litter pickers, hi-viz vests and bags to groups as well as picking up bagged litter.

To make a booking, group leaders must complete our booking form and declaration document found on our dedicated web pages, linked below. Please note that we cannot accept bookings until these forms have been received. Equipment numbers are limited so we will be operating on a first come, first served basis. Bookings are limited to 50 pickers per booking (this is flexible depending on how many other bookings are made on the same date).

Please note that we can only collect litter which is picked from relevant land and not council parks, private or parish-owned land. Relevant land covers most road verges and footpaths – I have added another link below showing which footpaths are considered relevant land. We can also only collect litter presented in the branded bags which we provide and not carrier bags or black bags. This is because it is impossible to tell whether bags are actually from litter picks or from someone dumping household waste. Litter that does not fit inside the bag must be left in situ and reported as a fly-tip.

Please feel free to pass this information on to any community groups in your area or to book a parish litter pick yourselves!

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.

Alexandra Pyle

Waste Recycling Officer

Housing and Environment

Waste Team 01235 422146

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE

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