Clean Streets Big Tidy

Big Tidy is part of the Mayor’s Clean Streets campaign to bring the sparkle back to our streets.

Our Big Tidy crews are working in neighbourhoods across Bristol to tackle issues such as littering, tagging, flytipping and flyposting, and overgrown areas of vegetation.

Our dedicated teams will be carrying out tasks such as:

  • Jet washing pavements and walls
  • Removing graffiti
  • Cutting back overgrown paths to improve accessibility
  • Cleaning benches, bins, and bollards to remove graffiti and stickers
  • Replacing bins that are no longer fit for purpose
  • Litter picking
  • Cracking down on littering, flytipping and tagging with additional enforcement

Keep an eye out for the Big Tidy teams as we bring the campaign to priority streets in Bristol over the next 12 months. Locations have been selected for the Big Tidy based on data including the local environmental quality survey, quality of life survey, flytips removed, litter tonnages, and reporting.

Our street cleansing crews will be working alongisde community engagement and enforcement teams to ensure our streets stay sparkling, and we'll be returning to each area throughout the year to monitor and remove litter, flytipping and graffiti.

The Big Tidy Pledge

Keeping our streets clean and green is a community effort, so we're inviting everyone to join in by making a Big Tidy pledge to bring the sparkle back to their street. 

Pledges can be as simple as promising to pick up litter as you go about your journey, taking your own litter home to be recycled, or reporting tagging and fly-tipping to the council - one of the easiest steps we can all take to reduce the amount of litter on our streets.

Make the Big Tidy pledge!

We're also inviting businesses across Bristol to make the Big Tidy business pledge here.

Big Tidy Resources

Handy resources to help you get started with your Big Tidy pledge. Check back soon as we'll be adding more useful links and downloadable guides.

Request a litter picking pack from Bristol Waste

Report flytipping to Bristol City Council

Report graffiti or flyposting to Bristol City Council

Report a street that needs cleaning to Bristol City Council

For businesses: recycling information

For businesses: your commercial waste duty of care