Community Litter Picking

Community litter picking - how to get involved

Residents and community groups have been doing great work picking up litter in Oxford. Shared open spaces have been used so much and become even more important to us all.

Although we work hard to keep our public spaces clear of litter, we know that many people enjoy doing their part in keeping their community clear and for that we thank you.

Join a local event or report litter to us

OxClean do regular clean up events and have many ways to get involved on their website. You can also search for events on the Planet Patrol website.

If you see litter when out and about, please report it to us on FixMyStreet.

How we can help if you want to run your own event

We can provide groups and individuals with litter picking equipment and collecting the bags of litter after your pre-arranged litter pick. We offer:

  • litter pickers
  • branded bags for rubbish and recyclables

If you’re planning to use our service to do your community litter pick then please email the ODS Streetscene Team (ideally at least 2 weeks before) so we can book you in and make arrangements to get the equipment to you and pick up the bags of collected litter afterwards.

Whichever way you decide to do your litter pick please stay safe – please don’t litter pick by busy roads and please follow the guidance from Keep Britain Tidy.