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Big HogFriendly Lockdown Litter Pick

Monday 02 November 2020
9am - 9am

This event is run by Wildlife Society

From 2nd November until 18th December 2020, we are holding a UK-wide competition to find out which university can collect the most litter in and around the local community. All participants (whether from the winning team or not) will also recieve a digital certificate from the Hedgehog Friendly Campus team in recognition of their efforts.

Don't forget to log your volunteering ours with KeeleSU Volunteering too!

Covid-19 - You must adhere to social distancing and other relevant Government lockdown procedures. Please check for the latest, up-to-date information in your area.

Please see further guidance on litter picking including preparation and safety -

Why should we take part?

Hedgehogs are covered in thousands of spines, making them vulnerable to becoming trapped in litter. Unfortunately, many hedgehogs die every year because of this. Taking part in the competition will clean up your community and save lots of animals.

What do I need to do?

Collect litter and then send a picture of all the litter collected to (this can be multiple images).

If you do not submit your photos, the bags won't be counted!


Does the litter have to be collected on campus?

No. Litter can be collected at student residences or from the local community. You can litter pick on your street at home, at a local park, on a lunchtime walk - wherever!


General advice for litter pickers:

Please avoid:

  • Sharp objects (e.g. broken glass)
  • Clinical waste (e.g. syringes)
  • Hazardous areas (e.g. fast running rivers)
  • Lone working if possible
  • Heavy lifting

Please ensure that you:

  • Wear gloves
  • Cover any cuts
  • Keep hands away from your eyes and mouth
  • Wash hands straight away after litter picking
  • Wear sturdy, appropriate footwear and waterproofs if needed
  • Recycle any plastic, glass and aluminium
  • Adhere to social distancing and other relevant Government Covid procedures, such as the Rule of 6. Please check for the latest up to date information

If you find any dangerous, poisonous or hazardous materials, contact the Environment Agency on 0800 80 70 60. If you are on campus, please contact Keele security.