Hunslet’s new litter picking library

Do you get annoyed at the untidiness of South Leeds? Are you interested in joining like-minded people? Are you interested in litter picking within the South Leeds area?

New to Hunslet is a litter picking library established to help you create a group of your own, or perhaps you want to go out on your own, but don’t have the equipment to do so. We can help with that.

The aim is to help other organisers to establish their own groups within their own area, primarily we would like to help the people of South Leeds, but I have found that the whole of Leeds could do with some assistance as well.

We provide people with equipment such as litter picking sticks, hoops, gloves and supply purple bags where necessary. We even support the organisers to create the groups by lending advice and promoting the events. We have helped set up groups across Leeds, loaning quite a number of litter picking sticks and hoops. The most important thing here is there is no charge. All we ask is that people help someone else a bit further down the line who needs help.

Peter Tiffany, Litter Heroes Ambassador – the Climate Innovation District – Leeds and Keep Britain Tidy advocate comments:

“The idea of a library where people can borrow litter picking equipment, pickers, bag hoops, gloves etc. is wonderful. It allows like minded people to come together to make a positive difference to the community they live and or work in, protecting wildlife and improving the environment for everyone.”

Cllr Paul Wray (Labour, Hunslet & Riverside) said:

“Litter picking libraries are a great community asset. Providing the proper equipment free of charge, makes it much easier for residents to get involved in keeping our community clean.”

Although being a library is an important part of our venture, we have other litter picking sessions.

We go out every Friday morning at 11am meeting at our library.

We also out on Sunday afternoons from 12pm meeting at our library.

The library, which is situated at the garages on Hemingway Close (G29), LS10 2PF, is open to all every Wednesday afternoon 12-4pm.

We will be having an open day on Thursday 11 May at 12pm so come along and see what we’re all about. Everybody is welcome if we don’t see you before.

Although our library is a free library, we have to pay for the equipment we have, if you have a couple of pounds spare, can you donate to us at There’s no pressure to give.

Hunslet Community Litter Picks and Library Facebook group:

Contact me for more information: 07419 776356 or email


This post was written by Stewart Walton

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