Dacorum now has more than 1,000 litter picking volunteers across the borough as part of the Street Champions scheme.
A total of 551 volunteers were from Hemel Hempstead, which is 68 per cent of the overall number.
Councillor Graham Barrett, Dacorum Borough Council’s portfolio holder for neighbourhood services, said: “We are grateful for the time given by our Street Champions, whose hard work to help keep their local neighbourhoods tidy is so important and shows a huge amount of dedication.
“The volunteers are an absolute credit and a valuable asset to our communities and borough, and they deserve huge amounts of recognition.”
To join Dacorum’s Street Champions team, you can register online to get free equipment at www.dacorum.gov.uk/street-champions
The council can also provide litter picking equipment for community groups and schools to borrow on a first-come-first-served basis throughout the year.
The Great British Spring Clean is taking place during March and April and is an opportunity to organise a litter pick. To take part and borrow some equipment, firstname.lastname@example.org