The Great Big Green Week

DiGBY is looking for residents to organise their own community litter picks between 18 – 26 September 2021 as part of The Great Big Green Week – the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK.

Get involved and make a commitment to keep Ipswich clean!

Post a photo of you taking part on socials and tag @IpswichGov to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

18 - 26 September 2021


Get involved

This is open to all Ipswich residents, community groups and organisations. Simply get a group of people together and organise your own community litter pick.

If you’re looking to hire litter picking kits, please use the form below.

We will supply you with litter picking sticks, refuse sacks, hi-vis vests and health and safety guidance – if required, we’ll even collect the sacks when you have finished (Monday – Friday between 8am – 3pm).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is included in a litter picking kit?

Kits contain litter sticks, refuse sacks and health and safety guidance. The equipment can be collected from our Gipping House depot at Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate or delivered (Monday – Friday between 8am – 3pm), depending on availability. If required we will arrange a drop-off and pick-up time with you.

What Covid-Secure measures have you put in place?

All equipment is appropriately sanitised before and after each hire. 

These dates don’t work for us, can we arrange a litter pick another time?

Yes, litter kits are available to borrow throughout the year. Enquire online about hiring a litter pick kit.

What do we do with the bags of litter after the litter pick?

The collected litter can be split between your black bin and recycling bin depending on the material collected. Glass can be taken to a local glass recycling bank. Alternatively, litter can be taken to the Household Recycling Centres on Portmans Walk, or Foxhall Road for disposal. At present, you can only take waste to a Suffolk Recycling Centre if you have booked a designated time slot. Read more about how to book a slot.

If these options are not possible, a collection can be arranged in advance from a secure location (Monday – Friday between 8am – 3pm)

Hire litter picking kits

Keep in touch

We would love to hear what you are doing to keep Ipswich clean.

Share your stories on social media using the #LoveYourStreet and #DiGBYsays.