Community involvement Community involvement


Businesses and organisations can help by voluntarily taking part in a campaign or carrying out litter picks or surveys. There are several ways to do this.

Firstly, you could complete litter picks in public spaces. Follow guidance and get in touch with the relevant local authority for support with equipment and waste uplift.

Secondly, there are several organisations and charities that can arrange away days:

Partner an environmental charity

These organisations are also looking for partnerships, which could be in the form of general funding, sponsorship of projects, membership of networks or marketing:

  • Surfers Against Sewage
  • Keep Scotland Beautiful
  • Clean Up UK
  • Marine Conservation Society
  • Trash Free Trails

Support a community group

You can also help the local groups that are working on stopping littering or littering behaviour. This could be in the form of providing equipment, volunteer hours or intervention materials such as posters and bins.

You can use the information on Local groups and support to see if there is a group in or around the area you operate. Social media platforms like Facebook could also show groups around you.  

Offer funding

If you can provide funding you could include environmental causes or even litter prevention as part of your objectives for projects you can support. We can promote any funding opportunities on the Funding page for groups to find.

Further reading

The Community Litter Hub is delivered in partnership with: