Neighbourhoods

Creating cleaner, greener spaces 

3 things you can do today

  1. Re-route one journey. Pick a car journey you take regularly and try walking, cycling or taking public transport instead.
  2. Meet your neighbours. Discover something good going on near you and get involved. You'll share your skills, meet someone new and help create stronger a community. This is a good place to start.
  3. Plant something. Trees and plants are great for making our neighbourhoods more inviting, and they clean the air too. Silver birch trees are particularly good for reducing pollution levels. NASA did a study into great ways to clean the air and revealed English ivy, philodendrons, spider plants and golden pothos are great options for growing at home.

Go a bit further - run your own campaign.

Can Kent #DriveDownLitter?

The #DriveDownLitter campaign has launched in two Kent service stations to tackle roadside litter. Join in by binning your litter when you visit Maidstone services or Shell Channel Gateway.Read more

Join #LoveWhereYouLive Oldham

In 2016/17 it cost the UK a whopping £57 million to clear up fly-tipping. Find out what Oldham residents are doing about it.Read more

Join 'recycling penalty shootouts' at Community Football Days

This summer, join us at one of 22 'Community Football Days' across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, for a 'recycling penalty shootout'! Who said recycling couldn't be fun.Read more

Join #LoveYourForest in the Forest of Dean

The ancient Forest of Dean is one of the UK's best gems, yet each year 250 tonnes of litter has to be cleared, costing local taxpayers more than £430,000. Get involved with #LoveYourForest and help keep the forest litter-free.Read more

Take Care of Tooting

We're teaming up with Wandsworth Council to bring some of our award-winning #NeatStreets anti-littering initiatives to Tooting! Find out what's going on and what you can do to 'Take Care Of Tooting'.Read more

Recycle your coffee cup with the #SquareMileChallenge

Coffee. It's the fuel of the nation. We throw away 7 million coffee cups a day and less than 1% get recycled. Take part in the #SquareMileChallenge to recycle 1/2 million cups this month.Read more