Adopt-A-Street

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 recycling@angus.gov.uk 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 recycling@angus.gov.uk. 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 recycling@angus.gov.uk 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.