Street Litter Bins
Litter in a public place is unsightly, dangerous to animals,
and an offence. The average fine for littering is around £95, but
can be up to £2,500. The council provide and maintain bins to try
and prevent the depositing of litter in public places and arrange
for the bins to be emptied on a regular basis.
Environmental Services operates 7 days a week, 364 days a year
and employs more than 80 staff. As a place to live and as
a tourist destination with a large number of day visitors, the
maintenance of clean streets and litter bins is vital for the
environment, our residents, the image of the area and
for the local economy.
Throughout the Borough, which covers 315 square miles, we
have over 2,500 litter bins, which we empty at least once a
fortnight, however the majority of these bins are emptied weekly,
and in high footfall areas, we empty a number of times per day. In
addition to this, we also empty a number of dog waste bins, which
are located throughout the Borough.
In addition to emptying these bins, we are also responsible
for the maintenance of them. Our crews routinely report any
maintenance issues to us, and we repair them as soon as is
practicable. If you are aware of a litter bin that requires our
special attention, or has been struck by a vehicle and maybe
unsafe, please report it to us, by using the form below, or by
visiting a Customer First centre.
Whereever budgets allow, we always look to providing new
litter bins in area where there are known litter problems.
Upon request, one of our staff will visit the area on a number of
occasions to establish and monitor the observed litter levels.
After this monitoring period has ended, an informed decision will
Customer First Form
St Nicholas Street
Tel: 01723 232323
Fax: 01723 507344
Local Council Service Identifier: 581