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4 X KEPLIN Litter Picker
4 x KEPLIN Litter Picker
Litter Picking Pledge Details

Before you start your clean up, there are a few things you should consider. We’ve put together this advice for those attending an organised clean-up, or anyone who is doing their own thing, but please note that Keep Britain Tidy is not responsible for (and will accept no liability to you for) any losses or damages you incur or suffer in connection with your participation in the Great British September Clean or #LitterHeroes campaign, save to the extent that such liability cannot be limited or excluded by law.

Equipment

You’ll need the right equipment to help you successfully and safely complete a clean-up.

If you’re attending an organised clean-up, your host should have arranged equipment in advance of the clean-up.

Please ensure you have considered the weather and are wearing suitable clothing/ shoes, and have enough to drink. If it is warm, consider suncream/ hats.

In regard to litter picking equipment, we have a couple of suggestions…

4 X KEPLIN Litter Picker
4 x KEPLIN Litter Picker
Multi-Function Work Glove
Multi-Function Work Glove
Please Keep Safe

It is important that everyone thinks about safety and understands how to keep themself safe.

We recommend that you avoid:

  • Potentially hazardous objects such as unidentified cans or canisters, oil drums and chemical containers.
  • Sharp objects such as broken glass and disposable BBQs – these should be collected in separate containers, not litter bags.
  • Clinical waste such as needles/syringes – inform the organiser and arrange for safe disposal.
  • Hazardous areas such as deep or fast-flowing water, steep, slippery or unstable banks, sharp rocks, derelict buildings, busy roads and electric fences (which are identified by yellow warning signs).
  • Working alone – try to stay in sight and earshot of others but if not possible then let someone know where you’ve gone and when to expect you back.

To avoid illness from poor hygiene, all those taking part in the clean-up must:

  • Wear heavy-duty, protective gloves at all times
  • Cover any cuts (however minor) with surgical tape or a waterproof plaster
  • Keep hands away from mouth and eyes while litter-picking
  • Wash hands and forearms before eating, drinking, smoking or going to the toilet.
Considering COVID

It is important to consider the latest hygiene advice in regard to COVID-19, please click below to find out more from the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign.

Rubbish Collection

Horley Town Council is able to provide Purple Litter Collection Bags that will be collected if left alongside any public bins. If you would like to order some for your litter collection please click below.

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