Litter Picking

Litter picking is a great way to get out in the fresh air, and now more than ever it’s a fantastic way to help keep where you live looking beautiful. Less litter benefits not only the human community, but the wildlife in your local area will be very grateful for it too. Studies have shown that the less litter there is in an area, the less people are likely to litter there themselves.

The Love Your Chelmsford team runs a litter picking programme for residents, schools, businesses and community groups. We can lend out complete kits of litter picking equipment for free; this includes adult and child size litter picks, gloves, hi-vis clothing and bags.

chelmsford river clean up litter pick 2020

Seasonal River Clean Ups

Alongside lending out equipment, we also run our seasonal community litter picking events. We encourage everyone and anyone to come along and help our tremendous Street Care team keep Chelmsford clean and safe for us and our local wildlife. In past years, alongside resident volunteers we have also had support from local sea cadets, divers and other river users, who volunteer to clean up the River Chelmer that flows through the city centre.

We are lucky enough to have some regular volunteers who come out and support these events come rain or shine. We recently caught up with one of these individuals to discuss why they think it’s so important to engage in community litter picking, click here to hear the Rotary Club’s experience.

river clean up litter pickers in kayak

Young People’s Volunteering

We offer litter picking sessions to schools and extra-curricular clubs (Scouts, Brownies, etc.). We can come to a location of your choice, be that your school playground or a local park (within Chelmsford), give a short talk and then run a litter picking session. We have all the necessary PPE and litter picking equipment needed for your class or group to engage in cleaning your local community. We will also organise the collection of the bags of litter after the session.

infant school litter picking group

Corporate Volunteering

The Love Your Chelmsford team also runs a litter picking programme for corporate and adult community groups (e.g. Women’s Institute, conservation groups, gardening clubs, etc.). We are able to come to a location of your choice – be that your place of work, local community building or nearby green space (within Chelmsford), give a short talk and then run a litter picking session. We have all the necessary PPE and litter picking equipment needed for your business or group to engage in cleaning your local community. All our volunteering services are completely free of charge and we will organise the collection of the bags of litter after the session.

corporate litter picker chelmsford

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