The council is responsible for keeping adopted highways clean, within the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act.

Littering is considered less than one carrier bag full of rubbish that may be concentrated or scattered at a location. It includes cans, bottles, packaging, food, rubbish bags, cigarette ends and many other discarded items.

If littering is larger than this, then report fly tipping.

When you make a report

Please make a note of the following:

  • location
  • estimate of how much there is
  • cause of the littering, if known

Report littering

What happens next

Once you’ve reported littering, we will investigate your report and make arrangements to remove the litter where the area falls within our responsibility.