Dronfield Town Council provides waste bins in the locations identified in the document below, which are mainly located within the parks and open spaces managed and maintained by the council:
Within North East Derbyshire the overall responsibility for dealing with causes and consequences of litter lies with the District Council - Littering - North East Derbyshire District Council (ne-derbyshire.gov.uk).
Litter Picking - Community
Advice for individuals or groups organising a litter pick in the local area:
1. Choose a location
This could be a local area or get a group together and go further afield. Keep safe and don't trespass on private property, but otherwise, you may consider a residential street, woodland, or a town centre where you have the right of entry, and it is safe.
2. Check to see if there is already a local group.
There may already be groups litter picking in your area. You can check this by searching:
You may wish to let the group know your intentions.
3. Contact the landowners
Don't forget that you will need permission to litter pick as a group on private or public land. You may need to contact the local council, a farmer or other organisation. As an individual, you can litter pick where it is safe to do so and you have the right of access.
4. Carry out a risk assessment
Injuries and incidents can occur when groups (or individuals) are litter picking, so you should carry out a risk assessment to reduce any potential risk to participants – www.cleanupuk.org.uk has a handy guide.
It may be advisable to stay away from busy roads, water, and other dangerous areas unless you are an organised group with experience. Also, do look out / stay clear of hazardous items like broken glass and syringes.
5. Choose a date and time for your litter pick
6. Gather your equipment
You will need bags, litter pickers, heavy-duty gloves, sturdy shoes, and maybe a hi-vis vest. Litter pickers and bags can be borrowed from the Council for free - please contact the office to arrange this.
7. Organise waste disposal
Please arrange to dispose of your waste collection appropriately and safely - a collection point for the bags/waste can be pre-arranged with the Council before your litter pick takes place.
Please do not leave bags/rubbish/waste anywhere without permission, as this will be seen as fly-tipping.
8. Arrange insurance cover
Insurance is your responsibility, but if you are a part of a large team this is worth considering.
Dronfield Town Council are registered as low-tier waste carriers.