Litter includes items such as crisp packets, cigarettes, bags, drinks cans etc that have been dropped in a public place. It does not include items such as apples, leaves, twigs or any other bio-degradable matter.
Areas we are responsible for
The Council is responsible to keep highways, lay-bys, bus shelters, subways, council car and coach parks and recycling centres clean.
Areas we do not cover
The Council is not responsible for removing litter from the following locations:
- Trunk roads
- Private Land - this is the land owners responsibility
Reporting a problem
If you feel that there is an area that comes under our jurisdiction that requires litter picking, please use our report a problem with litter form or contact us using the details below.
What happens next
Once a litter problem is reported, it is followed up with an inspection after which all relevant and necessary work is carried out.
Fines and the Law
For further information please see the Keep Britain Tidy (external link) website.