Community litter picks

If you, your parish council, school or local community group would like to organize a voluntary litter pick in your area, we can support you.

If you’re organising an event, please contact us. We can help by:

  • promoting the pick locally to encourage involvement
  • providing equipment including black bags and high vis vests for your crew
  • collecting your waste

More information can be found on our Litter Picking Event Guidance (PDF File, 448kb).

If you want to join an organised litter pick, take a look below to find inspiration and information on groups who meet near you.

Community Litter Picking Events

Southwell on Saturday 8 October 2021

Meeting at the Methodist Church Car Park at 1pm

Join Green Southwell to help tidy the town from 1pm to 3pm

All equipment provided. Please bring your own gloves.

For more information please email 

Newark in Bloom

In Bloom Gold award winners in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Newark in Bloom undertake regular litter picks. They also work with schools, put up bird and bat boxes and partner with local wildlife organisations on behalf of Newark.

They also support the up-keep of green spaces at:

  • the riverside
  • the town centre
  • the cemetery
  • museum gardens
  • the castle area
  • Sconce and Devon Park
  • residential areas around the town

Farnsfield Community Spaces

Farnsfield Community Spaces helps to look after Farnsfield village, keeping it clean and tidy. They plant up and look after the village flower troughs, plant spring bulbs, litter pick and help prepare for the annual best kept village competition and other village events.

To join Farnsfield Community Spaces contact Lesley Healy on or visit Farnsfield Parish Council’s website for litter picking events.

Green Southwell and Southwell Lions

Together with volunteers from local churches, these groups regularly undertake community clean-ups in Southwell.

Find out more on the Green Southwell Facebook page.

Keep Newark Tidy

Keep Newark Tidy is a small group of local volunteers and members of Newark Business Club who litter pick once a month in the area.

Find out more on the Keep Newark Tidy Facebook page.

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering

If you’re a parent or manager of a local Duke of Edinburgh team and would like to consider litter picking for your group please contact us.

Our waste management team will act as the assessor for your group and can supply high vis jackets, black bags and pick up the collected rubbish.


People of Peace Rainworth and Blidworth

The People of P.E.A.C.E (People Enthusiastic About Community and the Environment) bring people together from Rainworth and Blidworth for project work and local good causes.

Projects include lighting up the community for Christmas in Rainworth and regular community litter picks

Find out more on the People of Peace Facebook page.

Little Carlton Community Volunteers

‌In February, community volunteers from Little Carlton collected more than 40 bags of roadside rubbish from the A616 near to the village, Kelham Lane and Crow Lane.

In February 2021 Charles Brightmore and his daughter collected a further 16 black bags of rubbish from the road-side verges around Little Carlton.

The volunteers are planning further events throughout the year and they always welcome new helpers. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Charlie Brightmore at