September - Big Clean Up & #1PieceofRubbish

We're supporting lots of community litter picks across the district this month. There are events planned in Selby, Tadcaster, Sherburn, Thorganby and Ulleskelf already as we team up with parish councils and community groups to clean up our community. Visit our Litter Heroes page to see photos from events that have already taken place this month.

Next event: Saturday 16 September Towpath Taskforce along Selby Canal. 10am to 1pm.Litterpicking and tidying up the canal side. All welcome to come along. For further details please email

Future events:

Selby – meet at the Cunliffe Centre, 9.30am-12, Thursday 21 September. Please email so we know you'll be coming along.

Thorganby – meet at the Village Hall, 10am, Saturday 23 September. All welcome. Please turn up on the day.

Tadcaster –meet at the Ark, 9.30am-12, Saturday 23 September. All welcome. Please turn up on the day.



We're also once again taking part in the #1PieceOfRubbish social media campaign – residents who take part will be entered into our new competion to win passes to the Summit Indoor Adventure.

The 12 month Don't be a Waster - Reduce, Reuse, Respect project has been tackling issues we know are important to residents – such as fly tipping, waste, dog fouling, recycling and litter – to clean up our district. Councillors, officers, senior staff are joining residents in the campaign and taking part in #1PieceofRubbish.

The #1PieceOfRubbish social media initiative asks residents to pick up one piece of rubbish and put it in the bin. And if they share pictures of themselves doing so – via social media or email – they will have a chance of winning three family passes for four activities at the Summit Indoor Adventure.

All residents need to do is share on Twitter @selbydc, via our Facebook page (@SelbyDC) or by emailing it to

The 1 piece of rubbish challenge started as a people’s initiative in France, supporting the idea that we’re all capable of picking up 1 piece of rubbish per day – for cleaner streets, communities and cleaner future. The results have been clear – 3,475 Instagram pictures, 12,031 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram fans and 32,483 kg of rubbish.

The Don't be a Waster campaign launched in January with a focus on litter and saw lots of residents and local businesses taking part in #1PieceofRubbish. 

How will you get involved?