The Great BRISTOL Spring Clean

Grab a litter picker and hi-viz and join us for another blooming marvellous Great Bristol Spring Clean!

We’re gearing up to make this the best year ever for our award-winning litter picking event. From 28 May – 27 June we’re encouraging everyone to get involved in keeping Bristol clean.

Last time, 1,219 extraordinary volunteers litter picked their way along pathways, pavements, gardens, and parks all over the city. An incredible 85 litter picks took place and a total of 1,132 bags of rubbish and recycling were collected from every corner of Bristol!

To make up for missing out in 2020, we’ve teamed up with the Big Tidy to ask you, the blooming marvellous people of Bristol, to help us bring the sparkle back to our streets by doing a litter pick in your neighbourhood.

Getting involved couldn’t be easier; we’ll supply all the kit needed for a fun and safe event. Whether you’re happiest just with your bubble or would like to invite friends and family along – grab a litter picking kit and let’s get spring cleaning!

A small child uses a litter picker to collect a piece of plastic from the ground

Safety first

Our engagement team is working hard to ensure that the Great Bristol Spring Clean can continue safely. We are taking the following extra precautions:

  • Socially distanced collection and drop off of kits
  • Quarantining equipment

Please note that by loaning a kit, you are responsible for having a safe litter pick. We ask that all participants adhere to the latest government social distancing guidelines and remain outdoors, and in groups of 30 or under. Check out our full COVID-19 litter picking guide for more advice.

graphic advertising our Spring Clean event, showing a litter picker and plastic bottle with grass and flowers with the words "Great Bristol (socially distanced) Spring Clean 2021"

What are you waiting for?

Assemble your bubble, it’s time to suit up (dress code: hi-viz) and show up to the Great Bristol Spring Clean 2021!

Book your litter picking kit now

The Great Bristol Spring Clean is part of Mayor Marvin Rees’ Bristol Clean Streets campaign and Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.

Bristol's litter picking champions

Across the city, Bristolians have been having fun, meeting new friends and making a difference through community litter picks.