Spring Clean

So many people have signed up for Spring Clean this year that we’ve allocated ALL our equipment for Friday 28 and Saturday 29 February! We can’t accept any more registrations for those days. But if you can spare some time on Sunday 1 March you can still join in – click the button below to register. Otherwise why not organise a litter-pick at another time? Simply go to the Anytime page and register there.

Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm and support!

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Spring Clean 2020 takes place on
Friday 28 & Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020

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.

In 2019, 93 Groups from across the city and beyond registered to clean up to the streets, public spaces and grotspots. We believe that over 1000 volunteers took part. They cleared over 6 tonnes of litter plus lots of other unsightly rubbish.

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.

Where we worked in 2019

This map shows the places Spring Clean volunteers registered to work in 2019, 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.


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.