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Litter

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:
www.cleanupuk.org.uk/find-your-local-group

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.

Registration

Dronfield Town Council are registered as low-tier waste carriers.

Last updated: Fri, 17 Mar 2023 11:28