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Spring Clean 2021 delayed awaiting Government COVID-19 guidance

Spring Clean blossom
Spring Clean blossom
Photo: Eve McWilliam

Joining together in Spring Clean  increases the impact we can have on our fellow citizens and the City Council. It shows we are committed to a cleaner Oxford.

Every year we undertake our annual ‘Spring Clean’ in March, but this year, due to lockdown restrictions, we have decided to delay the March 2021 event until we have more information about permitted outdoor and group activities. So watch this space for updates, and we look forward to meeting up again before too long.

Meanwhile, there is much to be done to protect our communities and  environment from damage caused by discarded rubbish. If you wish to continue to collect litter in the neighbourhood where you go out to exercise, you might consider purchasing your own litter picker as sadly we can’t currently lend you equipment due to lockdown restrictions. You can contact us on  info@oxclean.org.uk for more advice about what you need and areas that you might visit.  But do stay safe when you are out, complying with current government guidance and avoiding risks on fast roads or flooded areas near rivers.

Where we worked in 2020

This map shows the places Spring Clean volunteers registered to work in 2020, with different coloured pins for each day.


We love to have your photos of your litter-pick, but please read these guidelines before sending them. The guidelines tell you about what pictures we can and can’t use, including some notes on privacy.

When you are ready, send your pictures to photos@oxcivicsoc.org.uk

Anytime litter-picks

You don’t have to wait until the next Spring Clean to organise a litter-pick, you can do it at any time of the year! Please see our Anytime Litterpicks page for information.

Outside Oxford City?

OxClean works with Oxford City Council to arrange for the collection of rubbish. If you want to organise a litter-pick outside the city you will need to arrange collection with your local council. Click here for points of contact.


Fact Sheet – detailed information about the Why? What? When? How?

Recruiting Volunteers – how you might recruit people in your neighbourhood to join you at your litter pick.

See the Essential Information page for the complete range of leaflets, notices, and guidelines you will need to make your Spring Clean a success.

Keep Britain Tidy has advice and tips about planning a litter pick. These include Health and  & Safety guidelines.  Their guide to organising a Litter Pick can be found here on their website.