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Litter Picking 

Residents across Solihull take great pride in where they live and are very active in helping to keep their local areas litter-free.  

 

On this page you can find more information about how to register and receive free litter picking equipment to start your volunteer journey. You can also find out about existing litter picking groups or how to start a new one where you live! 

Whether you want to get active in the community or do your bit at home, we're here to help. 

Community Litter Picking

Any individuals who would like to start litter picking can register online for our Love Solihull Community Litter Picking initiative and receive free equipment to help you get started.

Once you are registered as an individual, you will receive an email from Love Solihull inviting you to collect equipment from your local library.

 

The following libraries currently issue litter picking equipment to individuals on behalf of Love Solihull:

  • Balsall Common

  • Castle Bromwich 

  • Chelmsley Wood 

  • Dickens Heath

  • Hampton-in-Arden (bags only)

  • Hobs Moat 

  • Kingshurst 

  • Knowle 

  • Marston Green

  • Meriden

  • Olton 

  • Shirley 

  • The Core

Please do not visit the library to collect equipment until you have registered and received a confirmation email from Love Solihull, as staff will be unable to issue equipment.

Once you receive your confirmation email, don't forget to check the library opening hours before visiting .

Want to join a local litter picking group?

To see if there is a litter picking group in your area,

please visit our Community Groups page.

If you would like to join a group in your area,

Get in Touch to see how we can support you!

 

Want to litter pick in your school or college?

We can help your school or college to take part in litter picking,

either on-site, or in your local area.

 

Litter picks can be arranged at any time of the year, or you might want

to take part in the annual Keep Britain Tidy's Great Big School Clean

There's no need to register - just Get in Touch to request equipment

and don't forget to check out our Environmental Education page for

resources to support classroom activities.

Want to litter pick as a group of employees?

We can help your business by loaning equipment and providing all the relevant guidance to get started!

 

Did you know you can also litter pick as a business during the Great British Spring Clean? It's a great way to demonstrate how your organisation is making an environmental impact.

 

There's no need to register - just Get In Touch and let us know when and where you are planning to litter pick, and how many staff will be taking part.

Do I need to count my filled bags?

This can really help to gather a local picture of the litter where you live. During our annual volunteer survey we invite all volunteers to tell us how many bags they have collected during the year. Alternatively, volunteers can log how many bags they have collected after each litter pick using our online form

 

If you are part of a litter picking group, your group leader may also ask you to tell them how many bags you have collected each week or month, so they can have an idea of the impact the group is having locally.

Still not sure? Be inspired by Richard and Sandra's volunteer story:

Love Solihull - Richard and Sandra
Love Solihull

Love Solihull - Richard and Sandra

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Supporting Our Community, Together

Through Solihull Council's environmental contract with Veolia UK, and their partner Idverde, we are working collaboratively to support residents with community projects, street cleansing and education.

For all the latest information about the contract, visit Veolia's Solihull website.

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Each year Love Solihull supports the two week Great British Spring Clean  campaign, helping cleanse our borough and raise awareness about the issue of litter.

Previous Community Projects:

10,000 Bags for the Castle Bromwich Litter Pickers

On Monday 4th December, the Castle Bromwich litter pickers celebrated a fantastic achievement, as they collected their 10,000th bag of litter!

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