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Litter

Litter clearance

  • litter can be classed as anything from an apple core to a cigarette butt, and everything in between
  • the council’s litter picking teams, as well as street sweepers are out and about daily clearing litter from pathways
  • the litter picking teams will leave bagged rubbish at the kerbside to be picked up in a vehicle on their rounds
  • litter clearance in the borough costs the council thousands of pounds each year
 

How can you help?

  • do not drop litter on the street
  • ensure that wheelie bins are not overfilled
  • teach young people in the family to dispose of litter responsibly
  • clear up after your dog
  • do not dispose of sharp objects or needles in the bins
  • do not dispose of household rubbish in litter bins
  • report litter to us
  • report full, overflowing, damaged or defaced litter bins
  • organise a community litter pick

Litter bins

Report a damaged or overflowing litter bin

  • we provide litter bins on roads and in the town centres in the borough
  • recycling litter bins are currently provided within town centres only, due to collection difficulties
  • if a litter bin cannot be found, waste should be taken home and disposed of
  • request a litter bin

Last updated Friday, 11th January 2019

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