Litter Picks

Mark Your Diaries! Our next pick will be on the 26th September 2020. Our March “pick” was cancelled due to Covid 19. Some members have been doing individual picks.

Autumn Litter Pick October 2019

Despite the weather we had a great turn out on the 26th October. Thanks to all of you who took part. Alton Town Council supplied the litter picking equipment so a special “thank you” to their staff who were very helpful. We had a new local company called Jisp turn up with a team. Alton’s 3rd Scout group came as well and did a grand job. Main litter problem was again cigarette butts followed by plastic bottles and cans. We did not find one plastic bag!

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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.


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