Collections are on offer from West Oxfordshire District Council of any bags of litter picked up during the Great British Spring Clean (28 May-13 June).

The campaign is a key milestone in Keep Britain Tidy’s calendar, bringing thousands together to clear up neighbourhoods.

For 2021, the charity is calling on an army of volunteer ‘litter heroes’ to help it reach a target of a million miles of picking (#MillionMilesMission). All minutes and hours promised will be converted into miles and counted on the Great British Spring Clean website.

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Councillor Norman MacRae, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “We anticipate a high level of interest from residents in this event as outdoor spaces have proved invaluable in maintaining our mental and physical well-being over the past year, providing many with a place of refuge outside the home. 

"Litter picking also brings its own health benefits, encouraging more of us to get active and making people feel more connected to their community.”

The collection service will apply to non-hazardous, general litter that can be easily contained in a black rubbish sack. 

Groups should leave the bags at an accessible collection point such as village halls and churches.

Individuals litter picking on their own should put the rubbish in their normal domestic refuse bin.

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Last year West Oxfordshire District Council street teams litter picked 147kms of highway verges.

A collection can be arranged by calling West Oxfordshire District Council’s customer services team on 01993 861000 or by emailing

Guidance on how to litter pick safely can be found at: