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 as well as find help with carrying out a risk assessment.
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.
After reading our guide, you can get help setting up a community litter pick in your own part of Dorset by contacting one of the following: