Litter Picks

We shall hold our Autumn Litter Pick some time in September. Watch this space for details…

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The Spring 2019 Litter Pick took place on the 30th March. This was the best turn out ever with over 90 people taking part in clearing litter from Alton’s streets, alleyways, public parks and car parks. As with the Autumn 2018 Litter Pick the worst offenders are those who chuck their cigarette butts on the ground instead of the receptacles which are available for the rubbish. We must challenge this behaviour as it is now the number one litter problem in the Town. Thanks to all those who helped make the event run so smoothly.

A special mention to the George Public House who again gave a free coffee to any of the volunteers who wanted one after the session.


We are proud of you Alton! Over 60 of you turned out to help us with our Autumn Litter Pick on September 15th 2018. You were fantastic and all ages took part. The weather was kind and we shifted over 70 bags of rubbish. The main problem was cigarette butts.

There are hotspots and we will tackle the landlords and tenants who are responsible for some of these areas. We shall report these places to the Enforcement Officers at East Hants District Council.

Thanks to the George Pub who provided us with free coffee and to EHDC waste contractors idVerde for the loan of litter pickers and high viz jackets. Richard Wren for the free gloves and Alton Town Council for clearing the rubbish bags. What a team!


The Spring Litter Pick took place on the 24th March 2018 from 10am to 12 noon. There was a terrific turn out with over 50 volunteers helping.

Congratulations to Karen Booker and Charlotte Wigzell for running the event so efficiently on the day. Thanks also to Barbara Burfoot who dealt with the administration.

EHDC waste management contractors supplied the equipment and Alton Town Council the skips for the rubbish. 53 large black plastic bags were filled. There was an incredible amount of cigarette butts, bottles and cans. Not so many plastic bags this year. Maybe the extra cost for them is making a difference.

If you want to know more about future litter picks, and can help email thealtonsociety@gmail.com