Litter Picking

Can you spare some time to help litter pick in the New Forest?

The New Forest Park Authority want to enable and encourage people to safely pick up litter in their community, so have put together 500 litter picking kits; each with a picking guide, bags, a hi-vis jacket and a litter picker. They are available free of charge and can be picked up and signed for at specific locations across the New Forest including -

Woodgreen Village Shop, Woodgreen

Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm, Closed Sun


Sign for your free litter picking kit

If possible, please download, print and sign the litter pick agreement form in advance of collecting a kit from your nearest venue. A limited number of blank printed forms will be available at collection points – please take your own pen to use at the venue, thereby reducing the risk of spreading Covid-19.

Please note that by signing for a free litter picking kit you are agreeing to follow the litter picking health and safety guidance and will litter pick in a safe way. You will be acting on your own initiative and you will not be covered by the New Forest National Park Authority’s insurance.

You need to be 18 years or over to sign up as a New Forest Ambassador and collect your own litter picking kit. However, we welcome young ambassadors who can litter pick with a parent or guardian. If you would like to pick up one or more litter picking kits for your children, please state the number of children and their ages on the litter picking agreement form. We do not have any child-sized tabards but hope the small/medium size will not be too large!

This webpage gives further information about staying safe in the New Forest: https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/visiting/visitor-information/staying-safe/.


Disposing of collected litter

Because we anticipate litter pickers will be on their own or in pairs, we don’t anticipate large quantities of litter. All rubbish collected must be disposed of safely and away from Forest wildlife or livestock – put it in a nearby litter bin or take it home with you.

Contacting us about litter picking

If you have any suggestions, questions or feedback about this litter picking scheme, please email nfambassadors@newforestnpa.gov.uk.

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