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Checklist for Organisers


Are you planning to organise a clean-up operation?


Early planning

  • Where will you carry out the clean-up activities
  • Who will participate in the clean-up activities
  • When will you carry out the clean-up activities
  • Consider whether it is necessary to inspect the clean-up location
  • Check whether the area is protected
  • Check the protection provisions requirements if the area is protected
  • Consider what type of equipment you need to bring
  • Consider the need for insurance
  • Consider logistics and transport requirements

Dialogue and coordination

  • Enter into dialogue with the landowner as needed
  • Enter into dialogue with the County Governor or local authority concerning any protected areas
  • Contact a waste management company concerning waste deliveries
  • Involve someone who has local knowledge

Plan the transport of clean-up personnel

  • Define the meeting point for everyone who will participate
  • Plan transport from the meeting point to the clean-up area
  • Check rules and regulations relating to transport
  • Check parking possibilities

Organise clean-up and waste management

  • Define the clean-up area
  • Plan the organisation of clean-up activities
  • Plan proper storage of waste
  • Organise transport of waste from the clean-up site
  • Organise delivery of waste

Using Rydde

  • Register the clean-up operation in Rydde
  • Clarify what to register
  • Clarify who will perform registrations

Weather and wind

  • Check the weather forecast
  • Check the tidal conditions
  • Check wave alerts

Information to participants prior to the operation

  • Meeting point and time
  • Duration of the clean-up operation
  • Contact information for the organiser
  • What to bring

Remember to bring:

  • Bin bags
  • Bigbags, if required
  • Separate bags for food waste
  • Necessary protective equipment such as gloves, life jackets, safety goggles and high-visibility vests
  • Cleaning equipment such as knives, axes and crowbars
  • Communication equipment
  • First-aid equipment

Personnel transport

  • Ensure safe transport of personnel
  • Wear life jackets in boats
  • Take the necessary precautions when transporting personnel by boat

When cleaning

  • Provide practical information about the execution of clean-up activities
  • Talk through the safety during clean-up activities
  • Agree a time for completion
  • Keep an overview of clean-up personnel
  • Take care of health and safety
  • Designate a safety officer available in case of incidents
  • Organise common food and beverages if provided
  • Register in Rydde

After the operation

  • Organise an all-hands completion briefing and summary
  • Store waste securely until collection
  • Ensure safe transport of waste
  • Bring any food waste home
  • Register data in Rydde if this was not done throughout
  • Complete the clean-up operation in Rydde when you have finished
  • Register littered areas in Rydde if further cleaning is required