Reporting a litter 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.


Litter includes items such as crisp packets, cigarettes, bags, drinks cans etc that have been dropped in a public place.

Areas we are responsible for

The Council is responsible to keep highways, lay-bys, bus shelters, subways, council carĀ and coach parks and recycling centres clean.

Areas we do not cover

The Council is not responsible for removing litter from the following locations:

  • Motorways
  • Trunk roads
  • Private Land – this is the land owners responsibility

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.