More than 680,000 volunteers pledged their support to the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ planned for earlier this year. Sadly, due to COVID-19, the event was postponed. However, the campaign is back in September and you and your household can make a difference! So don your gloves and take part in the ‘Great British September Clean’ to keep Britain tidy.

The Great British September Clean is taking place 11 – 27 September and we’re incredibly proud to once again be a headline sponsor. Taking part in the Great British September Clean couldn’t be simpler. You can choose to organise a private clean-up with up to 5 other family and friends or simply take part in your own individual clean-up which can be as little as 15 minutes of your time. So let’s pull together to collect and safely dispose of single-use plastic from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

You can pledge your support and become a #litterhero by simply saying how many minutes you are going to give to the campaign. As the Keep Britain Tidy website states, “You could pick up litter while walking the dog or on the walk to school”. It really is up to you.

Also, if you’re a local authority you can become a member of the Keep Britain Tidy network to help share best practice, build relationships and develop together for a bigger and better organisation.

Now, more than ever, it’s important you’ve got the right equipment to get started. Here are our top 5 litter picking essentials to help you get stuck in, and we’d recommend you only take part if you have these to hand:

  1. litter picker with trigger grip handle
  2. wilko clear refuse sacks 20 pack
  3. gloves
  4. wilko adult hi-vis vest
  5. The Hand Brand hand sanitiser 25ml

And don’t forget to follow all the current government guidelines when you’re out litter-picking. Always use a litter-picker and wear gloves. Wash your hands before and after taking part and clean your equipment after each litter-pick.

Last year an army of 560,000 volunteers helped clean up the country, collecting litter from our parks, beaches and streets. Be part of the pick this year and sign up to the UK’s biggest ever mass-action environmental campaign.

Are you getting involved in September’s litter pick? Share your stories with us via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #GBSeptemberClean.

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