progress report

We've collected 832 bags so far!


Founded: 07th Mar 2011

Town or City: Kettering

Areas covered: Kettering, A14, A43, A6, A6003, Wellingborough, Harold, Burton Latimer, Wadenhoe, Aldwincle and Thrapston, Northants

SEEITPICKITBINIT, has been set up with the aim of bringing local people together to take action in making the kettering area a cleaner community. To donate to our charity fundraising, please visit

Our group has 6 years of picking and approximately 10 Tonnes, behind us so far, trying to get out and about each month on our days off, making Kettering cleaner and safer for our community.  For the last 4 years, we have held an annual 1 Tonne litter pick, which not only sets out to remove a massive 1000KG of rubbish from Northamptonshire, but also secures sponsorship for a nominated cause each year.  This year's fundraising is raising money for Nanna's animal shelter in Irthlingborough, which is going through some really difficult times at the moment, so it genuinely needs help in order to continue with its vital work.


Wonderful news,  the McDonalds Drive-In restaurant in Kettering, has generously sponsored 5 bins along Northfield Avenue, in order to mitigate their impact on the community.  By working in conjunction with Amanda McDade from Kettering council's street cleansing team, we managed to lobby the food retailer and secured their support in tackling this significant challenge for our community

We currently litter pick any area around Kettering and beyond, as and when it looks bad enough to need it.

This year's 1 Tonne litter pick challenge is now live and will be raising funds for Nanna's animal shelter in Irthlingborough.  We have just set up a Just Giving page, so if you can help in any way to support this amazing voluntary charity, please do what you can.  The Just Giving page is

*********************2017 event target achieved********************
*************************18 picks-100 hours picking****************
**************************Fundraising total £500********************

Future areas of interest will concentrate on the heavy litter problems along the River Ise/Nene and country lanes between Kettering and Thrapston. If you can spare an hour or two, please feel free to email our group to be a part of the next event and help us show that our community is worth caring about.

Every pound that the council doesn't need to spend on picking up litter will be spent on much more deserving projects that effect all of us such as policing, education and health.

Several organisations have been extremely helpful in supplying us with bin liners, hi-vis vests and litter grabbers. Many thanks to Amanda McDade, the community litter picking liaison on the council's street cleansing team and to Lindsay Richmond at Helping Hands for the amazing Streetmaster Pro pickers and his much appreciated sponsorship.

Please check out the pictures in the gallery, which shows just how much of a difference removing the litter has made at some of the nominated sites.

Any help is very much appreciated.

  • Wed 17 Jan 2018
    Asda Kettering woodland and Sladebrook winter clean-up
  • Sun 24 Dec 2017
    2017 Ton of litter challenge
  • Wed 25 Oct 2017
    Kettering to Wellingborough A509 pick.
  • Wed 18 Oct 2017
    Slade brook clean up 2017
  • Wed 27 Sep 2017
    Barnwell Plantation, Pilton and Aldwinkle verges litterpick 2017
  • Sun 24 Sep 2017
    WDNAC Spinney Lakes mini-pick
  • Sat 23 Sep 2017
    ASDA Kettering Flytipping 18th 1 Tonne pick
  • Tue 05 Sep 2017
    Thrapston Drayton Estate Nene green corridor litter pick 17th 1 Tonne event
  • Sat 26 Aug 2017
    Malham Drive woodland clean up or Tidy up Asda's rubbish, because they won't! 16th 1 T event 2017
  • Wed 03 May 2017
    Northfield Ave Slade Brook corridor clean up 15th event in the 2017 1 tonne
  • Tue 18 Apr 2017
    Last pick A43 Corby link road, Kettering end 14th 1 tonne event
  • Mon 17 Apr 2017
    Wadenhoe reserve 13th 1 Tonne eventlitter pick
  • Mon 10 Apr 2017
    Pilton 12th pick 1 Tonne event
  • Sat 08 Apr 2017
    River Ise clean up Cambridge line stretch 11th 1 Tonne pick 2017
  • Thu 06 Apr 2017
    Corby link road penultimate pick 10th mini event 1 Tonne
  • Tue 28 Mar 2017
    Wadenhoe and Pilton quick pick 9th 1 Tonne pick
  • Wed 22 Mar 2017
    Kgh landfill pick 8th 1 Tonne event
  • Tue 21 Mar 2017
    Asda perimeter and Northfield Ave pick 7th pick
  • Wed 15 Mar 2017
    Kettering A43 link road 6th 1 Tonne pick
  • Tue 14 Mar 2017
    River Ise Barton clean-up 5th 1 Tonne event
  • Tue 07 Mar 2017
    Kettering A43 link road 4th 1 Tonne pick-middle stretch
  • Mon 06 Mar 2017
    Wadenhoe fishing 3rd litter pick
  • Sat 04 Mar 2017
    Great British Spring Clean 2nd 1 Tonne pick
  • Thu 02 Mar 2017
    A43 Link road pick 1st 1 Tonne pick
  • Wed 03 Aug 2016
    Barnwell country park and Dutchess lake pick
  • Tue 26 Jul 2016
    Ringstead WDNAC litter pick
  • Sun 24 Jul 2016
    Wadenhoe and Barnwell clean up
  • Sat 23 Jul 2016
    Wadenhoe nature reserve and Manor farm verges clean-up
  • Sat 23 Jul 2016
    Cobden Street rubbish
  • Thu 21 Jul 2016
  • Wed 20 Jul 2016
    Wadenhoe mini pick/illegal theft of fish.
  • Wed 06 Jul 2016
    Westfield Park mini pick
  • Tue 05 Jul 2016
    Wadenhoe clean up
  • Tue 08 Dec 2015
    Asda Kettering woodland winter clean-up
  • Wed 02 Dec 2015
  • Sat 28 Nov 2015
    2015 1 Metric Ton litter pick for KGH Charity Fund and KTDA
  • Thu 26 Nov 2015
    clearing other people's stuff up.
  • Wed 09 Sep 2015
    7TH Mini event-Slade Brook clean up
  • Wed 05 Aug 2015
    6th mini-event 1 Ton litter pick- A43 link road to Boughton House
  • Wed 29 Jul 2015
    5th Mini event in the 2015 1 Ton litter pick
  • Wed 01 Jul 2015
    2015 Spring Pick.-KGH 4th mini event-woodland pick.
  • Wed 24 Jun 2015
    1 Ton Litter pick 3rd sub-event
  • Wed 20 May 2015
    KGH 2nd 1 Ton mini-event LITTER PICK
  • Tue 21 Apr 2015
    Kettering Northfield 1ST mini-event 1 Ton litter pick
  • Mon 16 Feb 2015
  • Tue 11 Nov 2014
    Sixth Mini-Event in the 2014 1 Ton litter pick
  • Tue 28 Oct 2014
    5TH Mini-Event of the 1 Ton litter pick 2014
  • Mon 27 Oct 2014
    4th Mini-Event of the 2014 1 Ton Litter Pick
  • Fri 24 Oct 2014
    3rd Mini-event of 1 Ton Litter Pick 2014
  • Wed 22 Oct 2014
    2nd mini event of the 1 Ton litter pick.
  • Tue 30 Sep 2014
  • Tue 02 Sep 2014
    Wadenhoe reserve litter pick
  • Tue 25 Feb 2014
    Northfield Ave green corridor clean-up
  • Wed 26 Jun 2013
  • Thu 20 Jun 2013
    Boughton House wall clean-up
  • Wed 12 Jun 2013
    Kettering Angling association litterpick
  • Fri 01 Mar 2013
    Asda Kettering 2013 Spring clean.
  • Wed 12 Sep 2012
    Asda Kettering woodland litterpick.
  • Fri 03 Aug 2012
    Northfield Avenue summer spruce up
  • Thu 07 Jun 2012
    Wicksteed lake margins litterpick
  • Mon 28 Nov 2011
  • Fri 01 Jul 2011
    Wicksteed Park river clean up
  • Fri 10 Jun 2011
    Asda Kettering June clean up
  • Sat 26 Mar 2011
    ASDA litter pick

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