September - Our Big Clean Up

We've supported lots of community litter picks across the district this month. There have been events in Selby, Tadcaster, Sherburn, Thorganby and Ulleskelf already as we teamed up with parish councils and community groups to clean up our community. 

This team of litter pickers tackled the Abbot's Road area of Selby and included staff and senior managers from Amey Plc and Selby District Council. They were joined by a team from McDonalds Selby and journalists from the Selby Times. A total of 23 bags of litter were collected in total - a a great effort.


We also once again took 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?