Spring Clean

Spring Clean Volunteers

Every year Waltham Forest’s residents team up to take part in Spring Clean events across the borough. Faith, resident and youth groups as well as individuals and schools are encouraged to organise litter picking event where it’s most needed in their local area with the Council supporting it by providing litter pickers and litter bags which are picked up by the Council`s street cleansing provider. 20 tonnes of waste have been collected over the last 6 years.

As well as litter picking, volunteers are also provided with bulbs to plant, paint to clean up railings and street furniture and graffiti kits in order to further beautify their areas.

If you have civic pride and like the sound of getting together with your friends, neighbours, schools, places of worship and interest groups to beautify your area with the ongoing support of the Council, then sign up and be part of the 3000 volunteers who take part in our annual Spring Clean.


Role Title

Spring Clean Volunteer

Volunteer Team


Volunteer Supervisor

Paul Tickner

Total roles available


Location of role

Various across Waltham Forest

Purpose of a Spring Clean Volunteer

The Waltham Forest Spring Clean take place every March and enables local communities to come together to help improve their local areas and wipe out enviro-crime, by litter picking, painting, pruning, and graffiti and fly-tip removal.


Main Tasks

The types of tasks typically undertaken by a  Spring Clean Volunteer include:

  • Carrying out litter picking exercise in local streets, alleyway, parks or other area identified.
  • Leaving Council issued litter bags in agreed location for Council contractors to collect.
  • Painting railings
  • Pruning
  • Graffiti removal
  • Fly-tip removal



The benefits of becoming a Spring Clean Volunteer include:

  •   Meeting new people
  • Making a visible and positive impact to your local area
  • Tackling enviro-crime in your locality
  • Beautifying your local area


Volunteering hours and duration of role

  • Dependent upon the location and amount of litter identified.


  • This will be provided by the specific group or assigned Council Officer or Local ward  Councillor


What we look for in volunteers

  • A team player
  • Community minded
  • Environmentally minded individuals


What we will offer you

We will provide you with:

  •  Litter pickers to borrow
  • Litter bags to deposit the rubbish into
  • Graffiti removal kit
  • Bush pruning equipment


What we hope you will do

  • Work with the members of your group / neighbours to help clean up your neighbourhood


Other information

  • Local resident groups and individuals can contact the Council to request litter pickers and bags.


Contact Information

Email: environmental.services@walthamforest.gov.uk