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Everything you need to start litter picking in Bristol and help keep the city shipshape and Bristol fashion.


Kit hire

We are offering kits again as long as events are organised in line with the latest government guidance. 

Litter picking can be a rewarding solo activity or a fun way to meet your neighbours and get involved with your community. There are dozens of established groups across the city with new ones popping up all the time.

We can supply the litter picking sticks and high visibility vests, lots of bags and a hoop to help keep the bags open.

Get litter picking with these 5 easy steps!

Street in Bristol

1. Decide where to pick

Quickly check that you’re picking within a Bristol City Council area.

Check the map and the address to make sure we can collect your litter.

Check it's within Bristol
Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees and a group of school children holding litter pickers.

2. Keep yourselves safe

To keep everyone safe please download and read our health and safety checklist before organising a clean up. Litter picking is done at your own risk.

Health and safety checklist
Litter picking sticks in the shape of a heart

3. Get your litter picking kit

You can borrow litter picking kit from Bristol Waste for free. Use our online form to book your kit.

Litter picking gear is usually available for collection 48 hours after you submit the request form. Collections are available from Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 16:00. For any enquiries, please email

Need extra rubbish bags? No problem, please let us know how many you need by completing this form.

Book your kit
A woman stands behind a pile of litter bags with her arms outstretched

4. Share your results

Every bag of litter and minute of your time helps keep our city clean, green and welcoming for everyone. To help us keep the most accurate data, we rely on residents who regularly clean up their area to keep us updated on their progress.

Share your results
Two Bristol waste staff leaning on a sign made from rubbish. The sign says thank you

5. Dispose of your litter

To dispose of the litter you’ve collected, you can either take your bags home for kerbside collection or organise a collection by completing the Litter Collection Form.

Please arrange to return the kit to community engagement HQ on an agreed day. Kit collections and returns will be in agreed timeslots on weekdays, but we’ll try and work around when is best for you.

Thank you for helping keep Bristol tidy!

Book a collection

Ready to get litter picking?

Fill in these forms to order litter picking kits and get the rubbish collected. We would love to also see the results of your pick so don't forget to share your photos!

Litter picking guide

Share your photos with us

We love seeing photos from your activities! You can email them to or share them with us on social media using the hashtags #BigTidy and #BristolCleanStreets