Report a litter issue

We are responsible for cleaning up litter on streets and public open spaces. 

Use this form to report:

  • a fuel spillage from a car (small amount);
  • leaves gathering in an area;
  • litter gathering in an area;
  • an overflowing litter bin; or 
  • nitrous oxide canisters. 

We look into all litter issues 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 issue you are reporting. 

Report a litter issue

If you find needles, syringes, or any type of drug-related waste in a public place see: Report needles or drug-related waste

About litter issues

Our Street Cleansing 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.

Littering: Fixed penalty notice

Dropping litter (including food waste, cigarette butts or chewing gum) is an environmental offence. This offence can lead to a fine.

A fixed penalty notice will be issued if one of our officers has witnessed, or has proof, that someone has committed an environmental crime.

You might be prosecuted and have to pay more if you do not pay your penalty on time.