The Big Taunton Litter Pick Returns This September

The Big Taunton Litter Pick Returns This September

The Big Taunton Litter Pick Returns This September

Taunton is set to get a spruce up in September when The Big Taunton Litter Pick returns for its second year.

The event is being organised by the Somerset Wildlife Trust, and it’s going bigger and bolder this year. Last year’s event was only one day long, but this year, it’s taking place over an entire week, from 23rd to 29th September.

Making Taunton a better place to live and work

The Trust says the aim is the same as last year; to work with local businesses, community groups, residents, and schools to get out and clean up the town to make it a better place to live, work, and visit. A spokesperson added that the Trust was amazed at the success of last year’s event, and that extending it to one week means that more people can get involved and more litter can be picked up and recycled. Over 300 people took part in last year’s clean up and around 60 large bags of rubbish were collected.

Channel Adventure, a local outdoor pursuits company and a group of volunteers from Viridor are helping to support the clean up again this year by getting into their canoes and kayaks to clear a stretch of the River Tone.

If you’re in the area, find out how you can help clean up Taunton by visiting



Who are Somerset Wildlife Trust?

The Trust was formed in 1964 by a group of people who wanted to take action to protect and preserve the countryside. From having just 15 members originally, the Trust has grown to be Somerset’s biggest environmental charity with over 18,000 members. The Trust now owns and manages 1700 acres of nature reserve, 9 area groups, and numerous specialist and practical conservation groups. There are hundreds of volunteers supporting the Trust in its work.

What does the Trust do?

The Trust works tirelessly to maintain and protect wildlife and their habitats, including places of botanical, geographical, zoological, archaeological or scientific interest and places of natural beauty. It also works to educate the public about the importance of conservation and sustainable development, as well as promoting ecological and geological research.