Pledge to pick for a cleaner East Herts

Graphic showing person putting sack in bin with text: one bag, big difference
The Great British Spring Clean takes place this month and there’s plenty of ways for East Herts residents to get involved.

East Herts Council will be supporting the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, which runs from 25 March – 10 April, by providing litter picking equipment and collecting rubbish bags.

Residents, community groups and schools can #pledgetopick through the website, with over 90,000 bags of litter already pledged across the UK.

Local primary schools will also be given the chance to win new litter bins for their school grounds, designed in the shape of colouring pencils.

Councillor Graham McAndrew, Executive Member for Environmental Sustainability at East Herts Council, said: “We have cleaning crews collecting over 100 tonnes of litter and detritus from our streets every month. But in a district that spans over 180 square miles, it is impossible for us to be everywhere at once.

“We hope coordinating these efforts, and providing as much practical assistance as we can, will harness the goodwill of residents and groups that want to help improve their communities.  I know people in East Herts love where they live and with their help we can make a big difference.”

“Litter picking also really helps boost volunteers' wellbeing. You're out and about in the fresh air getting exercise, all whilst connecting with your local community and doing something that makes you feel good."

To request equipment and litter collection, please complete the form on the council’s website.