Swapping trash for treats to nudge people to dispose of litter the right way

Since May 2017, the Trashconverter has been touring the Forest of Dean swapping trash for treats as part of our Love Your Forest anti-litter campaign. Its visited primary and secondary schools, community events and litter hotspots around the forest, encouraging people to keep the Forest of Dean clean and take their litter home. 

The Trashconverter was first trialled in a vintage van, before it made a more permanent home in a beautiful custom-made horse box.

What's on this year

Are you local to the Forest of Dean? Come along to an event and meet the Trashconverter.



13th July 

Coleford Music Festival

10th August

Ruardean Carnival

17th August

Bream Flower Show

6th October

Forest Food Showcase

The difference made

The Trashconverter has had 5,323 visitors who've swapped their litter for a treat, and 185 bags of recycling and general waste have been collected.

Read the full Love Your Forest impact report below or browse the 2016 Impact Report.

How you can get involved

If you live in the Forest of Dean and would like to volunteer at an event with The Trashconverter, please email Glenn at [email protected]

If you would like to find out more about #LoveYourForest please visit the Love Your Forest campaign page or email Rhiannon at [email protected]

The Trashconverter Van is part of the Love Your Forest anti-littering campaign created in partnership with Lucozade Ribena Suntory and The Forest of Dean District Council.

It is supported by the Foresters ForestThe Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association and the Forestry Commission.

Photography by Paul Box