Report a litter issue

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

Use this form to report litter gathering in an area or an overflowing litter bin. 

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

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.

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.