Report street cleaning issue

Report street litter issues

Litter includes everything from crisp packets to cigarette butts.

We provide and maintain litter bins to prevent litter in public places and arrange for these to be emptied on a regular basis. Roads are swept regularly to keep them clean.

Litter removal

We remove the following items from public areas:

  • drug related litter
  • vomit
  • broken glass
  • dead animals, including foxes
  • traffic accident debris 
  • dog fouling/mess

All litter should be removed within 48 hours of being reported. Drug related litter should be removed within one hour of it being reported.


Report it

Report litter on path

Report dog fouling/mess on the street

Report full litter bins

Report broken glass on a street

Report leaves on street

Report fouling (vomit or faeces)

Report dead animal

Report drug related litter

Report road traffic accident debris

Report full dog bin


How you can help

  • Take your litter home or use the street bins provided.
  • Never put your household waste on the street before collection and ensure it's on your own property until collection day.
  • Clear up after your dog by using the dedicated dog waste bins.

Fines for littering

Litter is illegal. People caught littering can receive an on-the-spot fine called a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100. If a person is taken to court, the fine could be up to £2,500.

How to pay

Full details concerning payment and discount rates that may apply can be found on the FPN, but for your information, online payment is not yet available. Payment can be made by telephone using credit/debit card, cash (using the payment kiosk in main reception at the Civic Centre) or by sending in a postal order.

Page last updated: 20 May 2020