The Adopt-A-Street scheme idea was developed by community groups in Angus.

The groups wanted to:

  • make a difference to the places that are important to them and

  • encourage everyone to care about their neighbourhood and/or their special place

Communities and the council work together to prevent a build-up of litter.

We will continue to clean public places - we can work together to keep Angus a beautiful place to live and visit.

How to get involved

Anyone who wants to help clean a place they care about can join the scheme. It might be your street, your local park or a path you use regularly.

Adopt-A-Street by emailing to let us know the area you are adopting. You can also join Adopt-a-Street at any ACCESS office or library.

Litter-pickers and hoops are available at any ACCESS office or library. We also deliver litter-pickers and hoops – contact Delivery will take about a week.

You can use your purple bin at home or a litter bin for the rubbish you collect. If the volume of litter you are collecting is an issue for you, email us at so we can help.

Safety tips

If you're organising or taking part in a clean up:

  • only work during daylight hours and never walk in the road

  • be aware of traffic at all times

  • wear gloves if handling litter and always wash your hands after litter picking

  • supervise children at all times

  • consider wearing a luminous jacket

  • don’t overfill bags or carry anything too heavy

  • small and often is good for you and great for the environment

Do not remove:

  • syringes or hypodermic needles

  • suspected toxic/hazardous substances

Report these immediately to ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778. There’s more on our safe disposal of discarded syringes page.

One-off clean ups

We also operate a scheme for one-off clean up sessions by groups and organisations. Find out more on our community clean up page.