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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. 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.

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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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Virtual presentations, talks and workshops

The team visit community groups, schools and youth clubs across Bristol to talk to them about the city’s waste, recycling and litter. They hold discussions about how it’s managed and what residents can do to reduce their impact on the environment.

Enquire about a talk
Bristol Waste community engagement officer Hanna holding a litter picker and a litter bag

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
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Come along to one of our webinars and ask us all your recycling questions! To ensure we could continue to communicate with residents, we replaced face to face events with our engaging webinars.

Book your seat
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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

Clean Streets Forum

Working collaboratively to improve the street scene and waste management within Bristol by bringing people together to share their ideas.

Be heard

Ask questions, give feedback and help shape the services we provide. It’s a proactive group with representatives from the public, the council (both council officers and councillors) and Bristol Waste.

Make connections

Connect with people in your area who share your enthusiasm for keeping Bristol clean and tidy. The forum is a central point for residents who want to get involved but don’t know where to start.

Share knowledge

Share your knowledge, experiences and insights to help us focus on the things that matter to the residents of Bristol.

Build a community

Join a group of likeminded people seeking inspiration and sharing ideas, plans and activities to make our city cleaner and greener.

Do you want to get involved?

We are helping the Forum’s education and awareness sub-group create a comprehensive list of groups and individuals that help to keep our city shipshape.

Got questions? We have answers!

We moved as many of our engagement activities online as possible, including creating educational videos to help with homeschooling, joining in discussions in your local community group on Facebook and hosting monthly live webinars.

In 2020, some of our engagement officers retrained to work on the front-line of waste collection to help keep our city running smoothly.

Transfer station tours remain paused for now, but keep checking back for updates as we can’t wait to get all these activities up and running again in the future.

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