Graphic with large green human figure, taking rubbish from a bin to represent the Great British Spring Clean. Caption reads: The Environment Belongs to Everyone.

The Great British Spring Clean is back for its ninth year and will take place from 15-31 March 2024.

Last year, our street cleansing team removed more than 8-tonnes of litter, sweepings, and fly-tipping from Gravesham’s streets per working day.

Littering is a serious form of anti-social behaviour. It ruins our streets and local environment. 

Our teams and brilliant volunteers, work hard all year to combat litter. Sadly, it remains an issue.

Gravesham’s Street Champions

Gravesham’s Street Champions is made up of over 570 volunteers. They work in groups and organise litter picks. In 2023, they collected over 4,000 bags of rubbish.

Street champion volunteers

Take part in the Great Spring Clean

Take part this spring as we support Keep Britain Tidy's campaign, The Great British Spring Clean. Organise or take part in a local litter pick, by emailing We can help by providing equipment and arranging for the rubbish to be taken away.

Or you can be a litter hero and pledge directly to Keep Britain Tidy’s campaign.

Keeping Gravesham Clean

We all have a part to play in keeping the places we live, work and visit clean. With over 800 bins in the borough, our teams aim to empty them before they overflow. To help us, please report any issues with our bins online.

Our Environmental Enforcement teams, pro-actively investigate reports of fly-tipping, which has seen cases end with prosecution for environmental crime

Find out more about how we Keep Gravesham Clean, from dog fouling, graffiti to abandoned vehicles.

Published: Tuesday, 27th February 2024