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Clean up Letchworth

Plastic Free Letchworth organise litter picks to join in with Surfers Against Sewage Beach Clean campaigns and we help others organise their own events.


Organise your own litter picking event


The Plastic Free Letchworth Team and North Herts Road Runners have worked together to receive funding to obtain a set of Litter Pickers which are located in Letchworth for local organisations to borrow. Please email us if you want to borrow this equipment.


Local groups arranging Litter Picks will need to ensure they have appropriate insurance and have conducted a risk assessment. TTL's Litter Picking Risk Assessment can be found here. North Herts District Council (NHDC) have advice available on their website, and can loan equipment from their Buntingford office.

Open spaces in Letchworth come under different organisations’ ownership. It’s important to notify the relevant organisation about your intention to undertake a litter pick so they can be prepared to collect any bags of litter and to deal with any hazardous items you may need to notify them about that require specialist removal. As a rough guideline, the Greenway is the responsibility of Letchworth Heritage Foundation, parks and paths are generally the responsibility of NHDC but some of the paths and green spaces on the housing estates are the responsibility of the Housing Association, Settle.

Litter picking stations

Plastic Free Letchworth are keen to see Litter Picking stations in Letchworth which will support individuals who want to help keep the town clean when out and about. Information has been found on Litter Picking stations that are installed in other places and feasibility discussions are ongoing with NHDC and Letchworth Heritage Foundation.

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