Keep Swindon Tidy

Duck with a plastic multipack can holder caught over its head
Image provided by the local RSPCA

About

Keep Swindon Tidy is an initiative to restore pride in our town, to keep it clean, looking good, and safe for human and animal residents. We are working with local communities, organisations, parish councils and the borough council to create healthy new norms and encourage people to think more about waste. The campaign is to compliment Plastic Free Swindon's objectives.

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  • Blogs

    A pile of rubbish bags collected in the grounds of the Oasis, topped by an Oasis bottle

    Why is our town so untidy? What are we doing about it? What are barriers to change?... We discuss such issues in an ongoing series of blogs.

    Litter picks

    Keep Swindon Tidy poster: A grassy area with a couple of trees on a sunny day with a few clouds.  Some happy girls are watering plants and using the dustbin.  It reads, 'Keep Swindon Tidy.  Plant trees.  Use dustbin.  By Shravya Gupta, age 6.'

    We regularly organise litter picks and have done so since Plastic Free Swindon's launch in 2018, working with various awesome local people and organisations. Read more.

    Poster making collaboration

    Keep Swindon Tidy poster: A grassy area with a couple of trees on a sunny day with a few clouds.  Some happy girls are watering plants and using the dustbin.  It reads, 'Keep Swindon Tidy.  Plant trees.  Use dustbin.  By Shravya Gupta, age 6.'

    The Keep Swindon Tidy poster making collaboration is for kids and adults alike. It has some awesome entries! Some of these posters will be displayed on signposts around Swindon, as well as in our online gallery. Get involved and send us your designs!

    Love where you live

    A view from Prospect Hill at twilight overlooking houses and the town centre

    In order to sort out litter / pollution, and clean up our town, we need to work together and all do our bit. Let's get our collective mojo working! Read more.

    Keep Swindon Tidy Day

    Keep Swindon Tidy Day collage of participants and colllected rubbish from the 2021 event

    We held the first Keep Swindon Tidy Day on the 2nd January 2021! It was a positive start to the new year after a difficult 2020 for many. The second Keep Swindon Tidy Day was held between the 7th and 9th January 2022.

    DIY litter pick guide

    A person holding a plastic bin bag with some of the lip wrapped around a stick

    Our DIY litter pick guide contains advice and resources including risk assessments and the litter pick stick trick!