Report a litter problem

Report a litter problem

Use this form to report a problem area or an overflowing litter bin. 

We look into all litter problems reported to us. Please answer all the questions in our online form as clearly and accurately as you can to help us to deal with the problem you are reporting. 

About litter problems

Our Street Cleansing Service is responsible for cleaning the streets and public open spaces throughout the borough of Bury.  The service provides a range of services and works hard to keep Bury clean and tidy.  Tasks include: 

  • litter picking;
  • emptying litter bins and dog waste bins;
  • road and footway sweeping;
  • pressure washing;
  • removal of fly tipping;
  • area deep cleaning to remove litter, leaves, detritus and weeds.  

The Street Cleansing Service is complemented by volunteers and community groups that organise community clean-ups and carry out litter picking in their local areas. 

Other organisations, including schools, colleges and the Highways Agency also have a duty to keep their land clear of litter.

Cleaning up litter costs us, schools, colleges and the Highways Agency a lot of money that could be used to support other public services if more people disposed of litter more responsibly.

Throwing or dropping litter on any land open to the air is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.  Offenders can be served with a Fixed Penalty Notice.