Tuesday Tidy Ups

Wellingborough Eco Group’s weekly litter picking equipment loan and bag collection service is on Tuesdays at ECO HUB, Glamis Hall from 12 until 6pm. Bags are also available whenever ECO HUB is open.

We have decided to do this to give Wellie Wombles volunteer litter pickers the opportunity to collect their bags and borrow or buy litter pickers, hi-vis vests, hoops and gloves after school or work.

Glamis Hall also offer you the opportunity to recycle everyday household and food packaging items with TerraCycle. They set this up to give local people the opportunity to be able to recycle lots of everyday things that would otherwise end up in landfill, find out more at  https://wellingboroughecogroup.org.uk/map/glamis-hall-recycling/

If you are borrowing litter pickers please bring your own gloves and we will lend you the rest of the equipment. North Northamptonshire Council will take away the litter you pick if you report on our Bag Report form. Please also post where you have left it on our Wellie Wombles Facebook Group.

We are based in the ECO HUB at Glamis Hall. This is located at the back of the building and has car parking available. Join us from 12:00 to 6:00pm every week for a Tuesday Tidy Up, more details on our blog and our social media outlets – Everyone is welcome!

Continue round the corner of Goldsmith Road to enter the rear car park.

If you would like to reserve your litter picking equipment or bags, you can by filling in the form below. You can also reserve litter pickers and hoops to buy with this form. There should be plenty for everyone and you can just turn up. If you would like directions or have any questions please email info@wellingboroughecogroup.org.uk or call 07311 705705

Please tick which group(s) you belong to

Tuesday Tidy Up Rules

  1. Always maintain a minimum of one metre distance from other people to avoid any accidents. This is roughly the length of your picker.
  2. Never pick up sharp objects, including needles or glass.  Report to North Northants Council if found.
  3. Don’t attempt to move large items or clear up fly tipping, report to North Northants Council if found.
  4. Don’t put yourself or others at risk, avoid rivers and busy roads.
  5. Do not litter pick private land unless you have permission and they have agreed to dispose the litter you collect.
  6. Inform Wellingborough Eco Group/Wellie Wombles and North Northamptonshire Council where your collected litter bags have been left so that they can be collected. This can be done on our Bag Report page.
  7. When using, borrowing or returning borrowed equipment, make sure that it has been checked and accounted for. If there are any issues with equipment please report to the person who checked it before use.

Bags need to be left at the Tuesday Tidy Up sign outside ECO HUB, or on the verge of a public highway, not next to a bin or on private land, as this could be reported as fly-tipping. To report the location large items, fly-tipping, hazardous or sharp objects, call North Northamptonshire Council on 0300 1263000. Alternatively you can use apps. To report fly-tipping use ‘Fixmystreet’ and to report an abandoned trolley use ‘Trolley Wise’

Our Loan and collection service is a scheme to give people the opportunity to litter pick and is designed to save unnecessary car journeys to the council depot, and for people without cars, so that people can borrow equipment and collect bags in a more central location of the town. 

Please note that Wellingborough Eco Group accepts no responsibility or liability for any accidents or injuries sustained during any group litter picks or solo picks.

Wellingborough Library Bag Collection

From Tuesday 8th June, the Tuesday Tidy Up service will also be complimented by the bag collection and equipment service from Wellingborough Library. Litter picking bags are now available there too Monday to Friday 9am-6pm and on Saturday 9am-5pm! They have a table at the entrance and will give you bags upon request. Tuesday Tidy Up Rules apply here too. Find out more here.