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Pick Litter in your area

Happy woman picking litter with recycling bag
Bill Waters

Litter spoils our enjoyment of the countryside and can be harmful for wildlife and people. We’re working towards a litter-free countryside for everyone – but we need volunteers to help us.

Unfortunately, CPRE Norfolk’s litter picking equipment is not currently available for loan.

However, we still actively encourage Parish councils, resident associations, schools, scout groups and individuals use their own equipment to pick litter in their area or to join their local litter picking group.

For advice on organising a community litter pick, please visit or


Support our campaign for a deposit return scheme to reduce litter

CPRE have been calling for an all-in deposit return scheme (DRS) for many years.

A DRS works by a small deposit being added on to the price of all drinks containers, from wine bottles to fizzy drinks cans. This is then paid back upon returning the container to a designated machine or shop.

DRS is a simple, effective, and cheap way of reducing the amount of litter and increasing recycling because people have more of a financial incentive to make sure their rubbish ends up where it belongs.

Read more about our DRS campaign here