With current legislation and Government guidelines restricting most people from being out of their homes for non-essential purposes, and to protect our volunteers who provide equipment, we have with regret decided to suspend our support for groups to carry out Anytime litter-picks for the time being. We hope this will not need to be for long and we that we will be able to start again soon.
However, for individuals who would like to go litter-picking we can loan a single litter-picker and some sacks to be collected from one of our depots following registration on this site only. We will ask you to keep the litter-picker until the crisis is over and it can be returned.
Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
As well as co-ordinating annual Spring Cleans, we supply equipment and guidance for people who want to carry out litter picks at any time of the year.
The more people that we know are carrying out litter picks the stronger our voice when lobbying for a cleaner Oxford. So please register as a group or register as an indvidual.
Below are some guidelines and suggestions to help you organise a litter pick at times other than OxClean Spring Cleans.
You might also like to sign up to PAL – People Against Litter – and commit to pick up just one piece of litter a week!
Litter pickers & Hi Vis vests
We have a large stock of litter pickers and OxClean Hi Vis vests that we lend to Oxford-based people whenever they want them. Email us for requests and enquiries.
Sacks & Litter Collection
The City Council is keen to support litter picks. They will supply empty sacks and pick up filled ones. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a request – or call 01865 249811 and talk to Streetscene.
If you are organising a group, here are some tips about recruiting volunteers to join your group including downloadable posters and leaflets – recruiting volunteers.
If you are organising a group, make sure your volunteers are well briefed. When they enlist, give them a ‘Keep It Safe‘ leaflet. On the day, hold a short face to face briefing – download a ‘Sign In‘ sheet.
Include health & safety issues including dangerous items that should not be picked, and how your volunteers can contact you.
Needles, syringes, hazardous waste should not be picked – report immediately to the City Council using their help line 01865 249811 and selecting the Street Scene & Emergency option.
Flytipped items e.g. furniture, fridges, builder’s rubble should also not be picked:
- report details using the City Council’s Report It facility;
- e-mail email@example.com
- or call 01865 249811 during office hours
Leaflets, Posters etc
See the Essential Information page for posters, leaflets etc. to help you organise a successful litter-pick