the #2minutebeachclean stations

Making it easier for beach goers to pick up marine litter every time they visit the beach

Stations

We operate a network of beach cleaning, litter picking and street cleaning stations that make it easier for people to take action against litter. Each station has a Guardian, who is responsible for its day to day management. We are currently recruiting a team of Guardian Angels to manage our boards locally for a pilot project in Devon and Cornwall. Their job will be to look after a number of stations and to engage local communities.

The idea of the stations was conceived in Bude in 2014 by Kim Stevens and Deb Rosser as a way of making it easier for everyone to do their bit. We placed our first beach clean station at Crooklets beach in Bude in September 2014. The board was funded by Surfdome and Beach Care. By September 2015, the amount of litter collected on monthly clean ups was reduced by 61% compared with the same period in the year previously. Since then we have placed over 800 beach clean, street clean and litter pick stations across the UK and Ireland.

People love them.

For more information, please get in touch with Nicky Green at nicky@2minute.org

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#2minutebeachclean stations

Generic Stations
If you don’t want any personalisation and you are looking for a generic #2minutebeachclean station, then this is the best option for you.

Warning Icons
These are the warning icons for the generic station. If you would like to have a wider choice of icons, then why not consider a standard station or a bespoke station?







Standard Stations
This is our most popular station. Your logo will sit below 3 icons (please choose from the icon list below). Send us your high resolution logo(s) files (preferably in vector format) and your visual will be sent over for approval.

Warning Icons
You can choose up to 3 icons from the warning icons below.







Bespoke Stations
If you would like to make any changes to the text in the big orange banner at the top or choose multiple icons, then this is the right station option for you.

Warning Icons
Please see the warning icons from the standard stations above. You can choose more than 3 of these and if you would like a specific warning icon suited to your beach, then we can design that for you.

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#2minutelitterpick stations

Due to the success of our #2minutebeachclean stations, we have moved inland and created a #2minutelitterpick station (hoorah). If you are looking to clean up your local park, village green, canal walk or favourite green space, then this is the board for you. Please see the 3 types of litter pick stations that are available to you. The costs are the same as our #2minutebeachclean stations (see 'What are the costs' below).

Generic Stations
If you don’t want any personalisation and you are looking for a generic #2minutelitterpick station, then this is the best option for you.

Warning Icons
These are the warning icons for the generic station. If you would like to have a wider choice of icons, then why not consider a standard station or a bespoke station?







Standard Statons
This is our most popular station. Your logo will sit below 3 icons (please choose from the icon list below). Send us your high resolution logo(s) files (preferably in vector format) and your visual will be sent over for approval.

Warning Icons
You can choose up to 3 icons from the warning icons below.







Bespoke Stations
If you would like to make any changes to the text in the big orange banner at the top or choose multiple icons, then this is the right station option for you.

Warning Icons
Please see the warning icons from the standard stations above. You can choose more than 3 of these and if you would like a specific warning icon suited to your beach, then we can design that for you.

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#2minutestreetclean stations

Due to the success of our #2minutebeachclean statopns, we have moved inland with our #2minutelitterpick stations and now these #2minutestreetclean station below. If you are looking to clean up an urban area, your local street or a public space inland then this is the board for you. Please see the 3 types of street clean stations that are available to you below. The costs are the same as our #2minutebeachclean and #2minutelitterpick stations.

Generic Stations
If you don’t want any personalisation and you are looking for a generic #2minutestreetclean station, then this is the best option for you.

Warning Icons
These are the warning icons for the generic station. If you would like to have a wider choice of icons, then why not consider a standard station or a bespoke board?







Standard Stations
This is our most popular station. Your logo will sit below 3 icons (please choose from the icon list below). Send us your high resolution logo(s) files (preferably in vector format) and your visual will be sent over for approval.

Warning Icons
You can choose up to 3 icons from the warning icons below.







Bespoke Stations
If you would like to make any changes to the text in the big purple banner at the top or choose multiple icons, then this is the right station option for you.

Warning Icons
Please see the warning icons from the standard stations above. You can choose more than 3 of these and if you would like a specific warning icon suited to your beach, then we can design that for you.

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How does it work?

The beach clean stations are A-Frame stations with an outer holder for litter pickers and an integrated holder for used carrier bags. Users take a litter picker and a used carrier bag, fill it up with litter for 2 minutes or more and dispose of the litter in nearby bins or recycling points. Used carrier bags are to be placed back into the holder ready for the next user. Each sign has a chain to stop it from opening and collapsing, a latch to keep it in the right position and is to be sandbagged on windy days.

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Who can buy a station?

If you are beachside cafe, restaurant or pub, a surf school or a local business near to the beach and there are bins and/or recycling nearby to your location you can buy a station. If you are a local council, large organisation, or a business further inland, you can buy stations then find suitable beach side ‘Guardians’ to take care of the station.

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What are Guardians?

You as owners, or your allocated ‘Guardian’ must ensure that the station is put out and taken in each evening. Weather conditions must be assessed before it is put out and bags and litter pickers are to be stocked up at all times. It cannot be put out in strong winds. Please read and sign the detailed ‘Owner’ and/or ‘Guardian’ guidelines below.

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Who makes the stations?

The signs are made by a company in Barnstaple for us to their bespoke design. The design took a lot of work to finesse, which is why we don’t licence the building of the signs to anyone else. They put in a lot of time to get it right. We do not franchise out the building of the signs.