Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean

February 13, 2019

Great British Spring Clean 2019

It’s that time of year again, from the 22 March to 23 April, volunteers will be taking part in the Great British Spring Clean organised by Keep Britain Tidy.

The campaign aims to inspire around half a million people to take part in the countrywide clean up, in partnership with community organisations, businesses and the government to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches.

As a leading manufacturer in the waste and street furniture industry, we aim to be as eco-friendly as we can to help the environment, as well as encouraging our customers to do the same.

We offer a range of litter picking equipment suitable for all clean up duties, that are durable and built to last. The LPC/32 Litter Picker Pro is comfortable and easy to use, with teeth on the end for additional grip. We’re also making litter picking easier with the Handihoop Bag Opener, reusable and lightweight with a static cord system and anti-static strip to hold the bag in place.

We’d love the Great British Spring Clean campaign to encourage children to get involved and teach them to dispose of their litter correctly. If you are looking to involve children, take a look at our Kids Litter Picking Kit. This features one of our Graptor Litter Pickers, an ideal child size picker with a dinosaur design to make litter picking fun. The kit also comes with a high-visibility vest to keep the child safe when out and about, with child size rigger gloves – this all comes in a handy bag to store the contents.

For a more permanent solution to street clean ups, our range of Street Orderly Barrows are designed to hold one or two wheelie bins; manufactured from robust galvanised tubular box section with heavy duty pneumatic tyres, twin front jockey wheels, a lockable equipment box, brush and shovel holders. These portable units are ideal for storing clean up equipment and are available with a 120, 240 or 480 litre capacity to suit any environment.

Over 371,500 took part in the campaign last year, that’s lots of bags of rubbish! Instead of limiting all your rubbish to a few bags, why not add a temporary litter bin to your local area?

The Flat Pakka is a flat packed, pop-up litter bin made from corrugated polythene that can quickly be transported, assembled and ground fixed whenever and wherever you need it. The wipe down surface is weather proof and durable and perfect for outdoor events such as the Great British Spring Clean.

However, as a leading litter bin manufacturer we prefer to offer a permanent free-standing bin to keep areas clean and tidy. One of our most popular on-street litter bins, favoured by many councils across the country is the MLB/112 Litter Bin.

Manufactured from 2mm hot dipped galvanised steel, primed and powder coated in your choice of Wybone RAL colour for maximum corrosion resistance. A large aperture to each side maximises the 112 litre capacity, with internal litter deflectors to ensure waste goes inside the liner.

If you’re looking to keep on top of your local clean ups, we recommend installing the Parks Bin – a modified version of one of our flagship bins, the BMB2/40 Barnsley Litter Bin. The unit includes an updated design that has been specifically modified to include space for a full litter clean up kit, as well as segregated litter collection.

The Parks Bin is split in a way that allows one door to lead to a storage area for tools* such as litter pickers, plastic sacks, bag hoops and cleaning products etc, whilst the other door leads to a 75 litre metal liner where litter can be deposited as normal. *Litter picking tools not included.

Why not follow the campaign on Twitter using the hashtags #LitterHeroes and #GBSpringClean.

If you would like to speak to us about our range of street furniture to help you get the best from the spring clean, feel free to give us a call on 01226 352333 or send us an email to