Street cleaning and reporting litter

Street cleaning

Our aim is to ensure that the borough has clean streets, free from litter, dog fouling, dirt, dead animals and dangerous debris. We clean all public roads and pavements:

  • All residential roads are inspected and swept on a regular basis to keep them clean

  • Town Centres have a continuous service between the hours of 6am - 8pm

When is my street cleaned?

Your street is regularly monitored for cleanliness using set grades. If you believe your street is at grade C or below, please let us know so that we can inspect and clean where necessary.

  • All streets are cleaned to Grade A standard and maintained at Grade B

  • Response time of up to one working day to justified complaints of roads falling to Grade C and below. 

You can help

  • Ensure you take your litter home or use the street litter bins provided.

  • Don't put your green boxes, rubbish or recycling sacks out before collection; ensure the contents are secure until collection day. If you recycle a lot and use three or more green boxes per fortnight, you may prefer to use a green wheelie bin. 

  • Clear up after your dog by using the street litter bins throughout the borough.

Litter and the Law

Litter is illegal. People caught littering can receive an on-the-spot fine called a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £80. If a person is taken to court the fine could be up to £2,500.

Other problems on the highway

For more information about how to report potholes, faulty street lights and overhanging trees, see how to report problems on the highway.