Community Litter Picking

community litter pickers

We welcome volunteers and community groups to get involved and take pride in where they live and enhance the appearance of our district and help us keep Tendring free of litter.

We currently have many community groups that regularly borrow our litter picking equipment.  This has resulted in 52 litter picking events taking place in 2021, 62 in 2022, and 74 taking place in 2023 so far.

If you are interested in borrowing our equipment for a litter picking event, we have a small supply of litter pickers, hoops and can provide bags and also arrange for the collection and disposal of collected waste, please contact us on 01255 686788 or email 

Safety whilst litter picking

Please be aware that Tendring District Council is not liable for any incidents that occur whilst community groups are litter picking.  We do advise groups not to litter pick on fast/busy roads and to always wear protective gloves whilst collecting litter and if any hazardous waste is found e.g needles please do not touch them and inform us of their location so our contractors can collect safely.

We also welcome any community groups to send us pictures of the collected waste so we can display this on our website.

Join the Waste Buster Volunteer Group

Who are the Waste Busters?

A group of friendly, passionate Essex residents who want to reduce the amount of domestic waste sent to landfill and save households up to £50 month!

A Waste Buster can be anyone who lives within Essex, the aim is to have fun whilst educating the community.

What do we get up to?

The key messages we promote are Love Food, Hate Waste, Re-use and Home Composting.

We attend large events such as farmer's market's across the County (which gives you free entry!) as well as fayres in prestigious sites (free entry to these too) and small scale events including drop in sessions with community groups and libraries.   For those Waste Busters who want to go the extra mile you can organise your own events and write articles to share!

Why should you join?

You will receive full training and continued support.

Develop your transferrable skills alongside like minded individuals.

Expenses are covered for all volunteering activities.

Frequent socials provide the opportunity to relax with and get to know your fellow Waste Busters.

Rewards on completion of 15, 30 and 60 hours of volunteering.

Contact: or 07771898132

Last updated on: 04/04/2023 - 10:55