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The #gbspringclean has been RESCHEDULED to 11-27 September 2020

This year we have been absolutely blown away by the support from everyone – volunteers, local authorities, charities and businesses – for the Great British Spring Clean.

With more than 650,000 volunteers promising to give us their time, the enthusiasm and excitement it has generated has exceeded all our expectations.


However, our first priority is to make sure everyone stays safe and well so, with no small measure of sadness, we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Great British Spring Clean until September and will be running the Great British September Clean from September 11 – 27.

We will be asking that instead of cancelling your clean-ups, you look to reschedule for the new campaign period.

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Over 563,163 people, including 175,055 students, volunteered their time to take part in our 2019 campaign – the biggest ever! Cleaning up streets, parks and beaches, #LitterHeroes across the country have been making big improvements to the environment on their doorstep.
  • 17,097 clean-ups were held and 957,377 bags of litter collected – that’s 239,344 wheelie bins full of rubbish or 4,308 tonnes worth.
  • Around 61% of the litter collected was ‘general waste’ and approximately 39% has been recycled (18% plastic, 21% aluminium).
  • Over 1.1 million hours have been dedicated to the campaign – equivalent in time to 128.5 years(24/7).

Thank you for joining us in 2019, as together we declared that litter pollution, including single-use plastic – which degrades the beauty of our environment and threatens to harm wildlife – is not acceptable.

You can continue to care for your local environment year-round through our #LitterHeroes programme, join a Keep Britain Tidy volunteer project near you, or considering becoming a #LitterHeroes Ambassador and help to inspire even more people to join in.

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