This is my Doncaster - Get involved
'This is my Doncaster' is a campaign all about getting local people to take pride in their community.
Last year, more than 1,000 volunteers across the borough came together to help tackle litter issues and spread awareness on environmental issues.
If you are a community group, school, business or with family and friends, we want you to get involved in some way to make a difference.
As part of our ‘This is My Doncaster’ campaign, we help facilitate this by loaning litter picking equipment out – if required – and arranging the collection bagged waste.
We’ve got loads of tips and advice to help you get started (below) and cleaning up safely, so whether you’re a litter-picking pro, or this is your first time, pledge to pick up a bag - or more – today.
Our campaign in the fight against litter, fly-tipping and environmental crime continues; and street scene teams are planning some more action weeks very soon. The purpose of these is to target hotspot areas; and encourage communities to get involved in cleaning up their neighbourhoods and taking pride in their area. The council doesn’t have the massive financial resources needed to keep everywhere spotless. It already costs us £500,000 each year to pick up dumped rubbish and dropped litter.
The only way we are going to make a positive impact to protect the environment is by working together with local people.
Show your support
If you fancy helping out by collecting litter while walking the dog or while taking a stroll with the kids, we can support you by sending free equipment (currently limited to 6 sets) like litter pickers and bin bags. We will also dispose of all the waste you collect. Just email email@example.com if you want to help out!
If you want to show your support for the campaign by requesting a 'This is my Street' window sticker, send us an email and one can be sent to you free of charge.
Get in touch through social media via @MyDoncaster and share with us your photos, videos and posts to help raise the event.
Frequently asked questions
Where can I get equipment from?
There is currently a limit on the number of sets per individual request.
We will need the following information for delivery of equipment:
- contact name
- delivery address
- location where we can leave items if no-one home
- contact telephone number (optional)
- proposed litter pick locations
- number of adults
- number of children needing short litter picker
- size for hi-vis; small, large or xl
Who will collect the bags that I have filled?
How long does a litter pick take?
What are the health benefits to litter picking?
What should I wear?
Do I need to bring anything?
Why don’t the council pick up the rubbish; why rely on volunteers?
Where does the waste go?
Downloads & Resources
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