Adopt a street

With England currently in a national lockdown we are temporarily suspending registrations for our Adopt-a-Street litter picking scheme. We are unable to provide equipment to support our volunteers due to national restrictions.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and will update this page once we are able to restore the registration process.

Following government Covid-19 guidance and given the increased infection rates we are not supporting any litter picks for groups or individuals at the moment. Volunteer work of this nature is not considered essential.

To help protect yourself and others when you leave home you must:

  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • Cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces, unless you are exempt
  • Make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you’re feeling unwell, get a coronavirus test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

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We’re proud to support adopt a street volunteers, who help keep their communities and environments free from litter.

Under the scheme you choose the street you’d like to ‘adopt’ and we’ll provide you with the litter picking equipment and safety information you need.

We recognise the valuable work that volunteers across North Somerset are already doing to help keep the environment litter free. We want ‘adopt a street’ to complement and enhance the great work that’s already happening – we all have a responsibility to keep North Somerset clean and together we can all make a difference.

If you’d like to apply to become volunteer, or find out more, download our adopt a street application form. You'll also need to read our adopt a street Covid-19 regulations and then complete our Covid-19 safety quiz.

If you want to fill the application form and safety quiz in online, you’ll need to use a PC or laptop

We’d be grateful if you could let us know how often you litter pick your adopted street(s) and how much you collect by completing a litter log.

You can download and save the log below, then fill it in as you go along and email it to us at adopt-a-street@n-somerset.gov.uk at the end of each month.