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Dropped litter

Report litter

  • 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?

  • not dropping litter on the street
  • ensuring that dustbins and wheelie bins are not overfilled
  • teaching young people in the family to dispose of litter responsibly
  • clearing up after your dog
  • not disposing of sharp objects or needles in the bins
  • not disposing of household rubbish in litter bins
  • reporting litter to us
  • reporting 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 Thursday, 14th January 2016

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