Keep It Tidy volunteers

We all like to live and work in a clean area, free of rubbish and litter. It’s not just safer for us, our families, friends and pets, however it helps us to make your environment safer.


Keeping where we live clean and tidy is the responsibility of us all. Every penny the Council spends cleaning up litter and rubbish is money that could be spent on other valuable services - from elderly care to road repair and education.

That's why under the Your Call programme since 2011, the Council has supported local residents who want to 'do their bit' to keep their neighbourhood clean and safe.

From litter picking a street or local park, to tackling a neglected patch of land, hundreds of Keep It Tidy volunteers are out and about every day, in some part of the borough, making a real difference.


Volunteers from anywhere in Blackburn with Darwen can get involved, either on their own or with friends and family, or by joining one of the established litter picking groups.


Volunteers can do as much or as little as they are able to do, at a time that suits them.

You can also share your litter pick or community clean-up by visiting the volunteer-led Facebook pages Keep Blackburn Tidy and Keep Darwen Tidy.