What are litter picks?

Litter picks and beach cleans is a great way to care for our local area and wildlife. We have been hosting and supporting litter picking events ever since Transition began in St Andrews. They take place on the beaches and waterways to just about anywhere in St Andrews where someone wants to do a clean-up.

Get involved!

Any litter picks we are aware of will be posted on the events below.

If you are looking to run your own and needing a litter picking kit, our Tool Share can help! If you are already a member with Tool Share, book it out and collect it in your own time from the Student’s Union or St David’s Centre. As the kit is free, it is the only Tool Share item you can loan out using a Bike Pool membership which won’t cost you.

Measuring the Impact in 2022

This year we are putting more attention to recording the impact of litter picks all over town. There are plenty of individuals and groups running events but no one putting all the figures together. Here are the numbers from the events we are involved in or made aware about.

Join this Teams group to record your numbers, share events and find support in running your own event: Litter Picks St Andrews

Events Run


People Involved


Weight Collected (kg)


Litter Picks Gallery

Thanks to all who have shared photos with us including Plastic Free St Andrews, Surfers Against Sewage and the St Andrews Environmental Network.

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Beach cleans done in style in St Andrews

River cleans along the Lade Braes

Socially distanced East Sands beach clean

Beach clean during #FashionRevolution week 2021

Rubbish collected at North Haugh pond

Removing underlay at Step Rock beach

Litter picks are big news in St Andrews!

Hanging loose at Surfers Against Sewage beach clean

Cleaning the woods along Lade Braes

Community cleanup of the St Andrews harbour

Post cleanup team picture at the bandstand

Collecting pallet nails from East Sands beach bonfire

Lobster and crab pots collected along the coastal path

West sands beach clean

Upcoming Events

There are currently no events.