Our 'We're Cleaning-Up' campaign supports local residents, groups, and businesses who want to make the area where they live or work a greener, cleaner place.

Decorative image showing the brand logo for the We're Cleaning Up campaign - shows a large circle containing the wording 'We're Cleaning Up'This campaign aims to:

  • reduce levels of dumped waste and litter
  • make residents understand what exactly flytipping is
  • promote positive action in the community to help keep neighbourhoods clean
  • raise awareness of enforcement action that can be taken against flytippers and litterbugs.

For instance; did you know that it is an offence to:

  • deposit sacks outside your house other than on your recycling collection day?
  • deposit sacks outside other peoples' houses or in other public areas at any time?

What we did in SeptemberDecorative image promoting national Recycling Week 2019

Basildon Council supported Recycle Now's Recycle Week with the following events. Each year, Recycle Now encourages the nation to get involved with its increasingly popular Recycle Week campaign, by taking part in national and local events to celebrate the fact that more and more of us are recycling.

Twitter Takeovers

Monday 23 and Friday 27 - We held two Twitter Takeovers to give residents an opportunity to discuss their recycling and re-use or flytipping and littering concerns live on twitter with our Waste Management Officer. See Basildon Council on twitter

Arts Week awareness

Monday 23 - Saturday 28 September - As part of the Basildon at 70 event taking place in the Towngate Theatre throughout the week, a local artist from the area combined art with flytipping and littering to raise awareness of this issue.

Childrens' litter picksDecorative image showing a photograph of the Leader of Basildon Council Councillor Gavin Callaghan with Mayor of Basildon Councillor David Burton-Sampson and children from Greensted Junior School

Friday 27 September - We ran 'We're Cleaning Up' campaign litter picks with the Wickford Wombles and the Abacus Primary School. Primary school children were provided with smaller sized litter pickers, hi-vis jackets and 'We're Cleaning Up' goody bags.

Tuesday 1 October -  We ran the second of our school litter picks with Greensted Junior School in Basildon. They were provided with smaller sized litter pickers, hi-vis jackets and 'We're Cleaning Up' goody bags.

By reducing your waste and recycling more, you can do your bit to lower and avoid the potential consequences of flytipping and littering across the borough.

Organise your own litter pick

If you are a community group, school, business or individual and would like to support the campaign by organising a litter blitz please get in touch, see contact details bottom of page.

Help keep the area where you live or work clean

Further information and enquiries

  • Recycle Now
  • For further information and enquiries see contact details below...