Community litter pick - request for assistance

Midlothian Council is not responsible for litter on private land. Unfortunately we cannot support activities where there is no public access, or where the landowner is responsible for clearing and disposing of litter.

  • We can support your community litter pick by lending grabbers and bags to collect the litter in. There is no charge.
  • We'll remove the bags at the end of your event.
  • We do not provide gloves or tabards. However if you register the clean-up at Keep Scotland Beautiful, they may send a pack with posters and tabards.
  • We process requests on a first come first served basis. If we get a few requests for the same day, we may not be able to help everyone.


You must collect and return equipment from either:

  • Stobhill Recycling Centre
    Stobhill Road
    Newtongrange EH22 4NU
  • Penicuik Recycling Centre
    Bellman’s Road
    Penicuik EH26 0AA


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