Litter Champion

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council are currently looking for passionate individuals to join our ‘Litter Champion’ scheme. If this sounds like you, please Click Here to sign up now.

In order for us to raise the standard of cleanliness in the borough, we would love to give volunteers the opportunity to make a difference by organising their very own litter pick. Litter picking can be fun and rewarding, as well as a great way to get some exercise.

Once you’ve signed up and received a short safety induction from our colleagues at Keep Wales Tidy, you will be provided with a kit containing the following:

  • A reflective hi-visibility waistcoat
  • Litter picker
  • Gloves
  • Handy hoop
  • Bags

What we ask you to do

For the purpose of our performance data, we encourage our volunteers to record the occasions they litter pick and how many bags they collect. This data goes toward showing the impact that our Litter Champions have within the borough.

To record your data, you must first be a registered Litter champion. Once you’ve received your induction, you will then be able to record your data by visiting the Litter Champion Collection Service section on the Blaenau Gwent Mobile App, alternatively you can also ring 01495 311556.

Safety

The Health and Safety of all our volunteers is of the upmost importance to us and as a Litter Champion you will be required to receive a short safety induction. This will ensure you are covered under the Keep Wales Tidy insurance scheme and is specifically designed for registered champions only. This insurance scheme does not cover anyone who wishes to join you or large groups.

If you wish to lead a group or are part of an existing group of volunteers, please contact: group.funding@keepwalestidy.cmyru and you will be provided with information on obtaining group insurance.

Each time that you carry out a litter pick, you will be responsible for assessing the conditions on the day. This might include, icy conditions, poor visibility, high winds etc. If you have concerns, please do not go ahead with your litter pick.

We can provide you with guidance and advice, but you will be responsible for your own safety, so please refrain from taking any unnecessary risks.

Share

Litter Champions are vital in helping us promote the scheme within the local community and inspiring others to get involved. Local residents are often quick to acknowledge the great work you do and we want to ensure they know just how proud we are of all our volunteers.

Sharing your story is a vital part of the process and is a much more effective way of bringing our statistics and figures to life. It’s your personal stories and pictures that help promote the scheme and help to highlight the importance of looking after Blaenau Gwent and the surrounding area.

You can help us by sharing your stories on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #BgLitterChamps This hashtag will enable us to search and share your experiences with a wider audience.

Please note

Following your litter pick, your litter sacks can only be collected during office hours (Mon to Fri).

To request additional bags, please visit Litter Champion Collection Service on the Blaenau Gwent Mobile app. You must be registered as a Litter Champion before using this option.

Blaenau Gwent reserves the right to remove any Litter Champions from the scheme that they feel are inactive or not providing regular updates. In these cases, equipment provided to you will need to be returned.

Related Documents

Contact Information

Name of Team: Street Cleaning

Telephone: 01495 311556

E-mail: info@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk