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Community litter-picks

Help combat the problem of litter in Dorset by organising a community litter pick, or joining one already taking place.

How to organise a community litter pick in Dorset

Litter is a growing problem that affects countryside and urban areas alike. In the last year alone, an estimated 25 million tonnes of rubbish were dropped in Britain. This litter is more than an eyesore that spoils the environment - it's also a hazard to pets and wild animals. Last year 69,000 animals were killed or injured in Britain due to litter.

You can download information on how to organise a community litter pick (pdf, 372kb) (opens in a new window) as well as find help with carrying out a risk assessment (pdf, 113kb) (opens in a new window).


Safety warning

Litter-picking should not be carried out in areas where there is a high risk to participants. This includes highways, or within close proximity to cliffs or riverbanks.


Contact details

After reading our guide (pdf, 372kb) (opens in a new window), you can get help setting up a community litter pick in your own part of Dorset by contacting one of the following;


Name and email


Weymouth & Portland

Andy Cadman

01305 225451

West Dorset

Mike Haines

01305 225462

North Dorset

Ian Brewer

01305 224880


Robin Hildreth

01929 555951

East Dorset & Christchurch

Dave Nichols

01202 971390


Please note that different arrangements apply in Bournemouth and Poole:

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