The Autumn Litter Blitz is back!

The city is joining forces for the Autumn Litter Blitz from 16 October – 13 November! Borrow some litter pickers and pick up for your pals. Help keep the city clean and safe for wildlife and people.

There are plenty of ways to get involved: organise a litter pick in your local neighbourhood, multi-task during your riverside walk, join a litter picking group or perhaps energise your colleagues by doing a corporate litter pick.

Last year an incredible 348 volunteers took part in 77 litter picks, collecting 284 bags of litter! Shall we see if we can do better?

Join the Autumn Litter Blitz

Order your litter picking gear, join a litter picking group or get your company picking. Join the Autumn Litter Blitz and get picking for your pals.

Why take part in the Autumn Litter Blitz?

  • Litter picking is a great mood-boosting outdoor activity!
  • Shows your appreciation for the environment and the outdoor spaces we share
  • Helps create safe habitats for wildlife
  • Supports your community, especially if you do a litter pick on a street where you live, work or play
  • Inspires others to pick up a litter picker (and to not drop litter in the first place!)
Borrow a litter picking kit

How do I take part in the Autumn Litter Blitz?

  • Decide who you want to litter pick with – you could pick by yourself or create your own group
  • Decide on a date and place for your litter blitz – think about somewhere that needs a litter bit of love
  • Book your litter picking kit using the form below

Download our community litter picking guide for more information and ideas!

Book your kit!
A cartoon image of Bristol Residents littler picking

Calling Bristol businesses for this year's Litter Blitz

Are you looking for a great day out with your colleagues while doing something positive for the city?

A company-wide litter pick is a great team building activity. You get to enjoy some autumnal fresh air whilst spending some quality time with your colleagues. We have held litter picks for over 100 people, but we suggest that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Give your companies warm fuzzy feelings a boost, join the Autumn Litter Blitz.

Sign us up!

Join a litter picking group

You can join over twenty different litter picking groups across Bristol. These groups are always looking for more members. Pick your closest one and get in touch!


Whitchurch Wombles

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Henbury and Brentry Group

The group picks on the third Saturday of every month.

To join, contact Mark Weston
Tel: 07709421667

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Newtown Park Group

Monthly pick in the park and around Newtown area. Organised/led by community leader Debbie Benjamin

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Frome Valley Fairies (Eastville)

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SusWot (Sustainable Westbury on Trym)

SusWot organise litter picks or river cleaning every Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm and river cleaning every Friday from 10 am to noon.

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Easton Wombles

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Stockwood Litter Picking

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Friends of Brislington Brook

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Whitchurch Wombles

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Sustainable Southmead

Carrying out regular picks but need more recruits to keep up the momentum. Get in touch at:

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Royate Hill Nature Reserve

Open group. Alternating Saturday and Sundays. There is a monthly pick at the Royate Hill Nature Reserve and Greenbank View. To find out more,

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Newtown Network – Newtown Park

Monthly pick in the park and around Newtown area. Organised and led by community leader Debbie Benjamin.

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Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle Climate Action

Regular picks are organised throughout the month. Contact:

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Pen Park Pickers

Monthly pick litter picks for families and adults. Contact:

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St Bonaventures Church litter picking group

Monthly picks, usually finishing at North Rd. To enquire about joining the next one, please email:

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Barton Hill Settlement

Monthly picks that meet at the Barton Hill Settlement.

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Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust

Anti-fly tipping litter picks and events focusing on regenerating the area around Constable Rd in Lockleaze. Contact Karen to get involved in litter picks with LNT:

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Friends of the Avon New Cut

Friends of the Avon New Cut (commonly known as FrANC) was formed in 2006. A group of local people got together to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the Avon New Cut including it’s history, geology and wildlife. Also, to celebrate it’s role in the development of Bristol’s Floating Harbour.

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Fishponds Cleaner Streets
Monthly picks in Fishponds, often held around the railway bridge and industrial estate. Get in touch with Louise, Pete, Carol and Stuart using the following email address:

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Friends of St George Park (FOSGP)
Monthly picks in the park. To get involved email:

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Southmead Development Trust

For upcoming litter picking dates, contact Lucille from Southmead Development Trust –

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Manor Farm Community Hub CIC Litterpickers

Please email for litter picking dates.

Litterpick about 4-5 times a week.

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Sustainable Henleaze Litter Picking Group

Usually pick on the 1st Thursday of every month.

Contact details:

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What happens when I book my kit?

Our community engagement team will be in touch to arrange your kit collection so you have all the tools you need for your litter pick. After your litter pick, let us know where to collect the waste from using the litter collection form and return your litter picking kit to us.

Good luck! Remember to share your litter picking photos by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #BristolCleanStreets and #AutumnLitterBlitz or emailing

Book your Autumn Litter Blitz kit

Book your litter blitz kit

Use this form to reserve your litter picking kit.

If applicable
Please be as specific as possible, but make sure to include area e.g. Cotham
Please include street name or postcode
* This can be approximate at this stage, but you will need to fill in a ‘Litter Collection’ form in detail ahead of your bags of litter being collected. This is to inform our crews where and when to pick up your collected litter.
Selected Value: 0
Please click HERE to read the health and safety guidelines.

Request litter collection

Use this form to tell us where you've left the bags of litter from your litter pick.

Please be as specific as possible. A postcode or a street name will be very helpful.
These include large items that are difficult to put in a bin bag.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.