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What are Environment Ambassadors?

Environment Ambassadors are individuals that champion recycling and help, COG Youth Services, to reduce the amount of waste we send directly to landfill.


We currently have 2 ways you can be part of our project:

  1. Event Litter Picker – We will be organising ‘covid responsible’ group litter picks around Leicester City. You can join our mailing list for this and then register your interest when we run one of these events. All litter picking equipment and some light refreshments will be provided*.
    * We will provide litter pickers, bags, high vis vests, masks and hand sanitiser. You will need to provide your own footwear, clothing, coat and gloves.
  2. Recycling Partner – Not all plastic items are recycled by our councils. Help us to collect the items below, by setting up a collection point at your home or work, so that we can send them for recycling, through a variety of Terracycle schemes*.  If you are looking at setting up a scheme at your school please go to our school page.
    *COG Youth Services Ltd will be given points that can be used to support the organisations activities.


What we collect

TerraCycle® and BIC® have partnered to create a free recycling scheme for all Writing Instruments. COG Youth Services is participating in this scheme.


TerraCycle® and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all oral care products and packaging. COG Youth Services is participating in this scheme.



Sign up

Join our Environment Ambassadors Mailing List to get updates and reminders about the scheme.

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Environment Ambassadors Email List

Individual and Corporate Support

This is a volunteer project, we rely on a number of different sources, to help fund it’s continued growth. If you like this project, please make a donation here:

Alternatively, if you are part of an organisation that would like to sponsor the project, please email us at