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!)
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!
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.
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!
Henbury and Brentry Group
The group picks on the third Saturday of every month.
To join, contact Mark Weston
Newtown Park Group
Monthly pick in the park and around Newtown area. Organised/led by community leader Debbie Benjamin
Frome Valley Fairies (Eastville)
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.
Stockwood Litter Picking
Clean Up Bristol Harbour
We organise litter picks to build a community of volunteers and raise enthusiasm for looking after our harbourside and the local environment. To get involved, contact us using our Facebook page of email address;
Friends of Brislington Brook
Carrying out regular picks but need more recruits to keep up the momentum. Get in touch at: www.facebook.com/SustainableSouthmead
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, email:email@example.com
Newtown Network – Newtown Park
Monthly pick in the park and around Newtown area. Organised and led by community leader Debbie Benjamin.
Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle Climate Action
Regular picks are organised throughout the month. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pen Park Pickers
Monthly pick litter picks for families and adults. Contact: email@example.com
St Bonaventures Church litter picking group
Monthly picks, usually finishing at North Rd. To enquire about joining the next one, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barton Hill Settlement
Monthly picks that meet at the Barton Hill Settlement.
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: email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of St George Park (FOSGP)
Monthly picks in the park. To get involved email: email@example.com
Southmead Development Trust
For upcoming litter picking dates, contact Lucille from Southmead Development Trust – LucilleSmith@southmead.org.
Manor Farm Community Hub CIC Litterpickers
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for litter picking dates.
Litterpick about 4-5 times a week.
Sustainable Henleaze Litter Picking Group
Usually pick on the 1st Thursday of every month.
Contact details: email@example.com
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.
Book your Autumn Litter Blitz kit
Book your litter blitz kit
Use this form to reserve your litter picking kit.
Request litter collection
Use this form to tell us where you've left the bags of litter from your litter pick.