Great British Spring Clean 

Green cartoon placing rubbish in the bin, standing in the middle of a town

Results 2022

Litter remains a huge problem across the country, causing harm to the environment and wildlife, with councils in England spending almost £700 million on street cleaning services every year.

To help keep Dacorum litter-free we support Keep Britain Tidy’s national annual litter-picking campaign, the Great British Spring Clean. The 2022 campaign ran throughout March and April and the message was simple: join the #BigBagChallenge and pledge to pick up as much litter as you can during the campaign.

This year, 324 people took to their local streets and parks and helped to clear more than 400 bags of litter, almost half of which were recyclable litter. This fantastic group of volunteers were made up of individuals, families, schools, scout groups, businesses and local charities who were all passionate about keeping our borough beautiful and green.

If you'd like to take part in the Great British Spring Clean 2023, email cleansafegreen@dacorum.gov.uk to book some equipment for your litter picks.

Set up your litter pick

The Great British Spring Clean may be the most popular time for litter picking but you can get litter-picking support all year round. We loan litter-picking sticks and provide refuse and recycling bags for community litter-picking events at any time of year.

For individuals interested in litter picking more regularly, you may be interested in signing up to our Street Champions scheme. Learn more about our community litter-picking programmes by visiting our Community litter picks page