Great Spring Clean and Scout Trash Day

Great Spring Clean and Scout Trash Day

We have all been using local outdoor space more in the last year. A possible programme idea for all section is a spring clean of our local environment. Maybe a local park, beach, footpath, open space.

There is an international Scout event “Scouts Trash the Trash Day” which you can find out more details at and get certificates or badges(patches!) they are 3USD each.

Trash day is more than just cleaning, it is a day to show the world what Scouting is about, showing our local communities scouting is active and make the world a better place. As well as possible recruiting new young people and adults into Scouting

There also a UK event at the end of May start of June “Great British Spring Clean” more details can be found at

Before you organise you event please contact your local council to get support with the rubbish you collect (details below) they also maybe able to support with equipment. (Otherwise please contact the area office for equipment support,

Remember to shout about what you doing and where on social media and tag our area social media accounts.

In the past we have seen groups collect litter, Clean footpaths of weeds and overgrowth and also wash the road signs. Please share you pictures with us and lets make out communities even better place to live.


Equipment and bags can be accessed via Cardiff Council hubs and libraries but individuals must sign up to the scheme first (by contacting

Recycling and waste collection arrangements:

  • Bags can be left by any Cardiff Council Public litter bin – please note will only take away the red Keep Wales Tidy bags or pink Love Where You live bags.
  • For questions about collections in your area, please contact

Vale of Glamorgan

Recycling and waste collection arrangements: