Great Bristol Spring Clean 2021 Results

A person litter picking on a shady path during the Great Bristol Spring Clean 2021

You're blooming marvellous, Bristol!

The results from this years socially-distanced Great Bristol Spring Clean 2021 are in! Together, we’ve shown the city more than a litter bit of love.

Delayed twice due to the pandemic, the Great Bristol Spring Clean finally happened in May and June this year, tying in with Keep Britain Tidy’s  Great British Spring Clean.

Ready to find out how you did?

You held 98 litter picking events, 12 more than the last time we held the spring clean in 2019!

233 of you took part, litter picking your way in pairs, bubbles or as solo adventurers across our city’s parks and pavements.

In total, you spent 709 hours litter picking and collected a whopping 376 bags of litter!

The Big Tidy got involved too, with a huge litter picking celebration to mark the end of the collaboration with the Housing team in Hartcliffe.

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part and supported the Great Bristol Spring Clean 2021. You did a blooming marvellous job and we can’t wait until next year!

An illustration of a family litter picking during the Great Bristol Spring Clean 2021


Litter picking is a great way to get you and your family outdoors and into nature. Show your local park some love or take a stroll along the riverside, litter pick in hand, and you’ll be amazed at the difference you can make in just a few minutes.

Litter picking is also a brilliant team-building activity for your office, with plenty of opportunities to create eye-catching content for your social media channels.

Fancy giving it a go?

If you’re feeling inspired by our Great Bristol Spring Clean 2021 results and would like to give litter picking a go, why not borrow a kit from our community engagement team? They’ve got everything you need, including litter picks and bags, hoops to keep the bags open and high-viz vests.

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