Love Wirral encourages people to take greater responsibility and pride in their own local environment, whether you live, work or visit Wirral.
Anybody can get involved all you need is a love of Wirral and pride to keep it beautiful and show it off to others. Whether you are a group of friends, local business, community group or an interested individual you can all do your bit.
Love Where You Live litter picking kits
Ever thought about getting together with your neighbours, family or friends to do a community litter pick? Or would you just like to do your own 20-minute clean up?
If you would like to help to keep your local area clean, we have a network of “Love Where You Live” (LWYL) hubs, where you can borrow kits of litter picking equipment (a litter picker, high vis vest, a hoop and a bag) with litter picking advice.
Each LWYL hub will have 10 adult kits and 5 child kits available, should you want to get a group together. Plus, if needed, we will take away the waste for free.
If you would like to help to clean up your local area we have a limited number of litter picker kits that you can borrow to help with your clean up. Requests for the litter picker kits can be made through email.
Finding your local LWYL hub
There are 21 LWYL hubs around the Wirral, so you shouldn’t have far to go to collect your litter picking kit. You can contact the hub directly to check availability and arrange to collect the kit.
Please be aware that you will be asked to complete a loan agreement. You can download the form and take it along when you pick up the kit.
Help and advice for planning a litter pick
Download our guide book for advice on how to plan a community litter pick, what to think about in terms of health and safety on the day and how to get people involved.
If you are planning a community litter pick you will need to carry out your own risk assessment and make all your volunteers aware of it.
To make this easier for you, we have prepared a template for litter picking, which you can download and complete for your own activity. You should tailor the risk assessment to make sure that any hazards specific to your own team’s activities have been identified and relevant controls put in place.