Litter-picking is a vital part of our conservation work. Although reduced in recent years, it still takes many hours and the work of not only staff, but many volunteers. Some join us every year for our annual clean-up-the-common and some go out weekly in the area near their home. Others litter pick each and every time they are out and about on the common. One piece at a time really does make a difference.
An increasing number of dog walkers are not only responsible with regard to their own dogs, but will also pick up what others have sometimes left behind, as well as litterpicking. Throughout the week, you are also likely to spot our conservation staff, out in the gator on one of their many ‘bin rounds’, as they collect rubbish from the bins on Barnes Common.
There is currently no recycling from any of the bins in parks within our borough. If possible, please take recyclable waste home where it can be collected for recycling.
If you are interested in helping or would like to know more, please contact us.