The Corona virus pandemic provided an opportunity for all of us to spend more time in our local area, helping us to appreciate and value the places we live in. 

It has also allowed us to reflect on the declining environmental standards in our communities, to notice the litter and dog fouling that we might otherwise have walked past. 

DWT can help you tackle the blight of litter in your local area and give purpose to daily exercise. 

Our litter picking equipment loan service has been in operation for over 21 years, and offers adult and children sized equipment sets for temporary short term loan for a one off community event. 

Maybe you want to join in with The Great Big Green Week, Earth Day, the Great British Spring Clean, World Clean Up Day or the local #ProudToPick campaign.

The BBC Hereford & Worcester #ProudToPick campaign collected over 8000 bags of litter from the 2 Counties streets and green spaces during Summer 2021. That's 1 bag of litter for every 100 residents! 

For longer term loans of litter picking equipment you can register with our volunteer litter warden scheme (VLWS). This scheme is open for residents based in Worcester who 'adopt a street' and agree to litter pick their area on a regular basis, and is perfect for Duke of Edinburgh award schemes for students that want autonomous weekly volunteering.

Our equipment sets are sourced locally from Helping Hands Environmental in Ledbury. If you are able to fund your sets personally then Helping Hands Environmental have an online shop to buy from directly.

If you are in the Wychavon, Malvern Hills or Wyre Forest district- your district councils operate their own loan schemes. For Bromsgrove and Redditch email

DWT Volunteer Litter Warden Scheme

Our volunteer litter warden scheme supports volunteers who wish to clean up their local area and green space within Worcester. The scheme has been running for over 21 years and currently has over 350 active volunteers.

Our litter wardens often adopt and litter pick their own residential areas or areas close to their place of work, and the Trust truly appreciates this practical action. If you are interested in becoming a litter warden then DWT can provide advice and support and also the equipment that you will require to get started.  

The equipment can be provided for an individual, family group, DofE student or community group (maximum of 10 sets). The equipment set includes a litter picker (adult or child) a handi hoop (not for child use), black bags, reusable washable gloves (adult or child) and a Hi-Viz jacket (adult or child).

The cost of each set to our charity is approx £40 per person. We provide free equipment as volunteering and community action should be accessible to all regardless of income. But, if you can donate anything towards the cost of equipment or the running of the scheme it would be gratefully received. Please click on the SUPPORT US link in the menu to donate.

As a litter warden volunteer you can only litter pick on public land, unless you get permission for private land from the land owner. Under 16's need to be accompanied by a trusted adult. Wearing the Hi Viz jacket provided with the scheme proves you are volunteering and prevents you from being accused of fly tipping when leaving full bags of litter by a Council bin.

We also keep you informed of DWT volunteer and global litter related news and eco events by email.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ever growing team of litter heroes!

Litter Equipment Loan Service

DWT also provides a free equipment loan service to community groups that would like to organise a one off group litter pick to join in with national campaigns such as World Clean Up Day, Blitz The Butt Day or Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean. 

Please download the Event Safety guidelines and loan form below. Return the completed Equipment Loan form by email to or post to The Pump House Environment Centre. Details are provided on the form for your reference.

All litter picking equipment will have been sterilised when given out on loan. Collection and return from the Pump House Environment Centre in Gheluvelt Park is available without staff contact, 7 days a week and between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

NO disposable gloves will be supplied as these single use items are a litter hazard. All community group litter pick participants should provide their own gloves and/or hand sanitiser.

Disposal of litter can be arranged with Worcester City Council prior to the event by emailing the date, time and location of proposed pick to

We only give out black bags as all litter, even if recyclable, is contaminated and will be processed at Envi-Recover for energy production instead of Enviro-Sort for recycling. To recycle any recyclable litter it MUST be clean and put in your domestic green bin. You must take the risks into consideration before cleaning litter and make sure all items are not cross contaminated i.e it won't be accepted if there is a crisp packet stuffed into a can or drinks bottle.

For further information please contact the Volunteer and Community Coordinator on 01905 730601 or email or download a registration form below and email it to our volunteer coordinator.