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Keep Cornwall Clean

#KeepCornwallClean is a social movement that helps to protect Cornwall from:

  • litter
  • dog fouling
  • fly tipping
  • other environmental crimes

The Council has supported the brilliant Two-Minute Beach Clean community initiative with a donation of £9,000. This has provided tools and site boards. The initiative has resulted in about 1,000 litter pick events and the removal of about a tonne of waste each year so far.

The authority works closely with Clean Cornwall to:

  • Support volunteers
  • Facilitate litter picks – including the collection of bags of litter
  • Educate, and campaign for change

Clean Cornwall works with individual volunteers, community groups, organisations, and businesses in Cornwall to make changes that will minimise the impact on our environment. 

If you are interested in organising a litter pick, please visit the Clean Cornwall Litter Picks page for more information.  We can loan you equipment to use during your event and also collect the litter you have picked afterwards, so long as it was carried out on council owned or managed land.

If you are a business who would like to get involved, please visit the Change Maker page on the Clean Cornwall website.

You can also have a look at Clean Cornwall's Facebook group 'Cornwall Litter Pickers' for upcoming events and stories.

The Council has also set up a Community Enforcement Partnership Programme. Through this we have trained our civil parking enforcement officers to issue Fixed Penalty Notices for:

  • dog fouling
  • littering
  • dogs on beaches

Fixed penalty notices issued have jumped from 17 in 2018/19 to 84 in 2019/20.

The partnership has carried out 1,930 high-visibility dog fouling patrols since 2016.

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