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Cleaner countryside

Two people walking in high-vis jackets with litterpicking gear

Litter spoils our enjoyment of the countryside and can be harmful for wildlife and people. We’re working towards a litter-free countryside for everyone.

We run projects, activities and campaigns all across the country to reduce litter, working with local partners and empowering communities to clean and celebrate their much-loved landscapes. Join us in making our countryside healthy, clean and tranquil.

Litter is costing taxpayers over half a billion a year in England. Our campaign led by Bill Bryson aims to stop the litter and fly-tipping that is spoiling our towns and countryside.

Julie Hepworth (past chair of the Ryedale district) and Janet Sanderson (past Ryedale Committee Member) led the way bringing litter to the awareness of school children with their famous ‘Rubbish Song’. The county works hard to promote increased awareness of littering in the countryside of North Yorkshire and campaigns hard to Stop the Drop!