Clean Up Scotland

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Clean Up Scotland is our national campaign to build community pride and make Scotland clean for future generations. But, with litter and flytipping levels at the worst in a decade, we need all the help we can get.

Across Scotland we continue to develop and support local groups and organisations by providing Clean Up kits to help spread the message that a litter free environment is beneficial for well-being, community spirit and environmental sustainability.  To date, Clean Up Scotland has supported over 620,000 participants to remove over 6,000 tonnes of litter.

Our annual Spring Clean is supported by Scotmid Cooperative and is taking place in April and May. Over these months we like to encourage as many businesses, communities, schools and other organisations to organise or take part in a Clean Up event.With over 400 events across Scotland last year our Clean Up Scotland map is a great tool for groups or individuals to use to find events near them. 

Our Spring Clean 2018 was a massive success. Over 30,000 people across Scotland took action to help us #CleanUpScotland. Please take some time to read our report on the success.

We also want to increase awareness and understanding of litter prevention using innovative interventions and caring for an area after it has been cleaned. We have developed the Litter Pick Plus toolkit to assist you to get even more out of your Clean Ups.  It offers suggestions on how to add extra activities to your Clean Ups, how to communicate about your events and how to turn these into an effective local campaign. By working to change long-term behaviour, we are aiming to make dropping litter as socially unacceptable as drink driving is today.

Our mission is to change behaviours and attitudes towards littering of all types, including flytipping, dog fouling and other litter sources.

Visit our Get Involved pages to find out how you can help.

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