Street cleansing

Litter and street cleaning

One of our top priorities is to maintain and protect the environment as one of the best places to live, work and visit so we take litter collection and street cleaning very seriously. Having a limited budget, Cotswold District is split into the following cleansing zones which are cleaned all year round by a litter collection crew:

ZoneCleaning ScheduleType of Area
1 Cleaned everyday manually and cleaned once a week using a mechanical sweep Town centres
2 Cleaned once a month using a mechanical sweeper Just outside town centres 
3 Cleaned twice a year using a mechanical sweeper Villages which have a higher footfall so more litter and mess
4-7 Litter picked on an ad hoc basis dependent on need Arterial roads with few or no dwellings

This is supported by litter picks organised by local residents and town and parish councils as part of the Keep the Cotswolds Clean initiative. 

We empty litter bins, dog waste bins regularly and will clear fly-tipped (dumped) waste after it has been checked for evidence. We will arrange collection of dead animals from the highway. Please:

We also are responsible for grass cutting in some places - for details please:

For problems with road maintenance and street lighting, please contact Gloucestershire County Council:

Fly-tipping

The illegal dumping of any kind of rubbish from black bags to builders' rubble (fly tipping),is a crime. We investigate all fly tipping on public or private land, but can only clear fly tips from public land.  Landowners have to clear their own land.

Report flytipping

Flyposting

Flyposting is the illegal and unauthorised placing of any sign, poster or sticker advertising or promoting an event or commercial activity. The owner of the surface that is defaced by the advert is responsible for removing flyposting. e.g road signs are the property of Gloucester County Council Highways, green street boxes may be telecom fixtures. We will remove flyposting from Council property

Report fly-posting

Graffiti

Graffiti is criminal damage as well as an offensive sight. Offenders are dealt with by the police.

If graffiti is removed quickly it can stop repeat attacks. To prevent graffiti on your property, you could consider using a trellis on a wall and growing plants such as ivy. There are a range of  graffiti removal products on the market that suitable for small scale graffiti if your property has been defaced.

Report graffiti

Littering

Dropping litter and leaving it is an offence as is throwing litter from a vehicle including cigarette butts. Officers can issue a fixed penalty notice for offences or prosecute, the Fixed Penalty fine is £75. If you witness an offence, please

Street litter bins or dog waste

To request a new bin, contact your local parish/town council who can make a request to us.

Report litter bin overflowing

Report a litter problem

Report dog bin overflowing

 

Community clean-up

Cotswold District Council welcomes the support of residents in helping to keep the Cotswolds clean.

We can provide you with sacks and gloves and lend you litter pickers and high-visibility tabards to help with your community clean-up. For further details please:

To arrange a community clean-up please call 01285 623000

Dead animals

The Council will remove large dead animals (badgers, cats, deer, dogs, foxes, sheep, swans) from public areas.

We do not collect:

  • birds small animals - birds, rabbits, hedgehogs, rats or squirrels.
  • dead animals from private property, this is the responsibility of the landowner.

Report a dead animal

Road maintenance and street lighting

For problems relating to road maintenance and street lighting, contact Gloucestershire County Council by:

Litter and street cleaning

One of our top priorities is to maintain and protect the environment as one of the best places to live, work and visit so we take litter collection and street cleaning very seriously. The streets are cleaned on a rota basis but we will carry out an emergency clean-up if necessary.

Having a limited budget, Cotswold District is split into the following cleansing zones which are cleaned all year round by a dedicated litter collection crew:

ZoneCleaning ScheduleType of Area
1 Cleaned everyday manually and cleaned once a week using a mechanical sweep Town centres
2 Cleaned once a month using a mechanical sweeper Just outside town centres
3 Cleaned twice a year using a mechanical sweeper Villages which have a higher footfall so more litter and mess
4 -7 Litter picked on an ad hoc basis dependent on need Arterial roads with few or no dwellings

My Cotswold

Look up your:

  • Bin collection dates
  • Nearest planning applications
  • Local maps

 

 

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Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX