Support the Great British September Clean

We want more businesses, community groups and individuals to take pride in their community and not drop litter.

From the 11 to 27 September we are supporting the Great British September Clean to help reduce litter levels across the city. As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s national campaign, we will be supporting those who want to make a difference to litter levels in their local area.

For the fourth time since the campaign started, we are encouraging citizens to get involved in litter picking activities while following guidelines on social distancing, by picking alone or with small groups of like-minded volunteers.

Call us today on 0114 273 4567 to sign up to support litter picking in your area.

We are happy to support litter picks. We do this by providing equipment and taking away the bags of litter which you have collected.

We can provide:

  • litter pickers / grabbers
  • plastic bags
  • disposable gloves

Sorting collected litter

You do not need to sort or separate litter you have collected. All sorting and separation will be done by our contractors after collection.

Picking up litter

Litter should be bagged and bags tied securely when full. Large items do not need to be bagged. Litter can only be picked from:

  • pavements
  • verges
  • adjoining public land

You do not need to sort or separate litter - this will be done by our collection partners.

No collections should be made directly from households, from the road or in other potentially unsafe areas.  

Please do not attempt to pick up any hazardous waste. Hazardous waste may include:

  • hypodermic needles
  • drugs waste
  • chemicals
  • asbestos
  • broken glass
  • waste collected from rivers

This should be reported to us so that we can collect this safely.

Arranging collection

Leave collections safely and tidily, grouped together as much as possible. You do not need to sort or separate litter - this will be done by our collection partners.

Bags which have been left should be accessible from the road, you can then request a collection.

Get involved with community litter picking

Sheffield Litter Pickers is a volunteer collective, made up of groups and individuals from all over Sheffield who are committed to keeping their communities clean. If you would like to join them, or want more information, follow the link to their Facebook group..

Litter and education

As part of the Streets Ahead programme, Amey deliver workshops in schools across Sheffield focussed on promoting behaviour change and looking after the environment. The sessions include:

  • litter assemblies
  • walk to school litter picks with mascot Phil the Bin
  • assistance with litter surveys
  • workshops on the impact of litter on wildlife and the environment
  • litter art competitions
  • litter Poetry