Bristol's Big Tidy
Part of the Bristol Council and Bristol Waste Clean Streets campaign, the Big Tidy sees a dedicated team of street cleaners and a graffiti removal crew working in the areas of the city where street issues are beyond the capacity of regular street cleansing work.
Locations are selected for the Big Tidy based on data including the local environmental quality survey, quality of life survey, fly-tips removed, litter tonnages and reporting
What are the Big Tidy crew doing?
- Removing tagging from public property
- Jet washing pavements and walls
- Cleaning street furniture such as bins, benches and bollards
- Cutting back overgrown footpaths
- Cracking down on littering, fly-tipping and tagging with additional enforcement
- Clearing litter and fly-tip from public spaces
Bringing the sparkle back
The Big Tidy crew is made up of street cleansers, graffiti removal experts, enforcement officers and community engagement officers. You can support their hard work by making a Big Tidy pledge and by reporting any street issues you see to Bristol City Council.Report a street issue
Bristol cleans up lovely
The Big Tidy has visited over 500 streets across the city since October 2019, keep an eye out for the crew as we bring the project to a neighbourhood near you!
Join in with a Big Tidy pledge!
We can all do our bit to help keep Bristol clean and green, and keep our neighbourhoods safe and welcoming for everyone. Show your support by making a Big Tidy pledge today.
To take part, simply select the type of pledge you’d like to make (resident or business) and fill in the simple form. Ideal!
Where has the Big Tidy visited so far?
Hartcliffe & Withywood
Hengrove & Whitchurch Park
Big Tidy results so far
Take a look at what we’ve been up to since launching in October 2019:
- 500+ streets, footpaths and bridges sparkling again
- 2,227 walls, bridges, benches and bollards cleared of tagging
- 200+ fly-tips cleared and investigated
- 388 legal notices and warnings issued
- 3,000+ residents and businesses engaged
- 450+ Big Tidy pledges made
Big Tidy FAQ
All your questions about the Big Tidy, a joint project from Bristol City Council and Bristol Waste.
The Big Tidy is part of the Bristol Clean Streets campaign. Our Big Tidy crews will be visiting neighbourhoods across Bristol, tackling issues such as littering, tagging, commercial waste crimes, fly-tipping and fly-posting, and overgrown footpaths.
The Big Tidy teams will be visiting priority areas across Bristol. Locations are chosen for the Big Tidy based on data including the local environmental quality survey, quality of life survey, fly-tips removed, litter tonnages, and reporting.
If the Big Tidy is coming to your street, you’ll receive a letter from Bristol Waste Company and possibly a knock on the door from one of our friendly community engagement officers. They’ll be able to tell you the location-specific work we’ll be carrying out in your area.
We’re inviting everyone to join in with the Big Tidy by making a Big Tidy pledge to help bring the sparkle back to their street. Pledges can be as simple as picking up the next piece of litter you see and putting it in the bin (or even better, take it home with you to be recycled). There’s also a Big Tidy business pledge for businesses who want to get involved.
There are loads of ways for you community group to join in the Big Tidy: invite our community engagement officers to speak at your next meeting, organise a Big Tidy litter pick, tell us about the issues in your area by completing this survey, teach your community how to report issues such as flytipping and flyposting, tagging, litter, and streets that need cleaning; tell your network about the campaign on social media, and finally – make the Big Tidy pledge! Don’t forget to use the Big Tidy hashtags on social media: #BristolCleanStreets and #BigTidy
We’d love for your school to join in the Big Tidy! Here are just some ideas for taking part: Invite our community engagement officers to speak at a school assembly, organise a litter pick in the area around your school, let us know what the issues are in your area by completing this survey, tell your network about the campaign on social media, and finally – make the Big Tidy pledge! Don’t forget to use the Big Tidy hashtags on social media: #BristolCleanStreets and #BigTidy
You can start by making the Big Tidy business pledge! You can also tell us about the issues in your area by completing this survey, speak to our community engagement officers about your legal obligations for managing commercial waste, and report litter, tagging, fly-tipping and fly-posting to Bristol City Council.