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Community Engagement

Meet our community engagement team and find out what they do!


Bristol's community engagement team

The engagement team are your go-to for schools, community groups and getting involved in litter picks. Running projects, delivering talks and giving tours to widen the knowledge of the residents of Bristol.

They are advocates for recycling more and wasting less! They can (and will!) talk about how this is better for the environment and our city, as well as our wellbeing and pockets.

Get in touch

Contact community engagement

Have you got questions about waste and recycling in Bristol? Contact the team, we're here to listen and help wherever possible!

A Bristol Waste community engagement officer taking a group on a tour of the transfer station

Transfer station tours

Get up-close and personal with the city’s recycling on a tour of our transfer station. We can show you what it takes to manage the city’s recycling, how we separate plastics and cans, where cardboard goes, and just how many food waste containers we fill in a week.

Coming soon
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Litter Picking

Do you want to get together with neighbours, friends and family to do a community litter pick? We’re happy to supply everything you need, litter picking sticks, high visibility vests, lots of bags and a hoop to help keep the bags open. Don’t delay, book your kit now!

Get your litter picking kit
Class of 30 children holding a cheque they won for taking the Waste Nothing Schools Challenge

Waste Nothing Schools Challenge

We are challenging primary schools to see if they can help Bristol was nothing. If you think your school may be up for the challenge, visit our Waste Nothing Schools page to find out more!

Take the challenge!
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Request a talk

Are you a community group, school or youth club in Bristol that would like to know more about the city’s waste?

We can talk about recycling, refuse and litter for days and love nothing more than having a chat.

Just submit a request and we will see if we can help.

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Clean Streets Forum

Join this exclusive group and connect with Bristol City Council and Bristol Waste. The Clean Streets Forum gives an insider perspective of what’s happening with waste across the city.

Here you can meet residential groups and individuals who are keen to share new ideas to support future plans for the city. In addition, our Community Engagement team will be on hand to answer any waste-related questions.

Please join the Forum. It would be wonderful to have you there!

Join the Forum
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Follow us on social media

Did you know you can follow Bristol Waste on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates, glimpses behind the scenes and top tips to reduce your waste?

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Got questions? We have answers!

Yes, we provide high-visibility vests, steel-toed boots (please bring socks!) and ear defenders for kids. Children are asked to wear wellies; our boots only go down to an adult size 3.

Children are welcomed to the tours but must be accompanied on a 1:2 basis (1 adult to 2 children). You are responsible for your children and their behaviour, the transfer station is a working site and health and safety rules must be adhered to.

Where possible, we offer bespoke tours to community groups, schools and university students. Please get in touch with us directly to enquire about arranging a bespoke tour at or 0117 304 9022