Street cleaning service

The Council keeps the streets clean by carrying out the following:

  • Town centres and shop fronts are cleaned daily
  • High usage/high footfall areas, such as train stations and main roads, are also cleaned daily
  • Residential roads are targeted on a frequency according to need (the majority of residential roads are cleaned every 28 days)
  • Cleaning is carried out by mechanised sweeping, manual sweeping and litter picking or a combination
  • Litter and dog waste bins are regularly emptied (some bins are emptied daily and all bins are emptied at least once a week)
  • Graffiti is removed from public places
  • Dead animals are collected from the highway
  • Broken glass, needles and paint are removed from the highway quickly
  • Weeds on the highway are sprayed
  • Public right of ways and watercourses are litter picked
  • A chargeable bulky waste collection service is offered

Report street cleaning issues

Please report any street cleaning concerns to the Council via the online form or by calling the Council's Helpline on 01992 785577.

Litter and dog waste bin policy

The Council's litter and dog waste bin policy was adopted in July 2014.

Dog waste

Dog waste can be disposed of in any of the litter or dog bins in the Borough. Please use the bins provided. Dog owners who do not clean up after their dog are liable to pay a fine.

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