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Street Cleansing Services

 

We are responsible for keeping public land, including highways, as clear of litter as possible.

 

Road sweeper 1This service includes:

 

Litter picking on land that the Council is responsible for maintaining

Road sweeping on public highways

Emptying litter and dog waste bins

Removal of fly tipping from public land

Removal of dead animals from the highway

Removal of dog fouling from public land

Removal of graffiti

Installation of street name plates

 

Litter picking

 
We conduct routine litter picks on land that the Council is responsible for maintaining. This is done six days per week in main village centres, monthly in residential areas and along key main roads. Rural roads are litter picked on a lesser frequency or when requiredLitter.
 
To request a litter pick please contact Customer Services on 01902 696000.
 

Road sweeping

 
We are responsible for routine mechanical sweeping of public highways. Gully emptying and the removal of spillages on public highways (e.g. paint, debris from a vehicle etc) is the responsibility of Staffordshire County Council who can be contacted on 0300 111 8020.
 
If you feel that a road or pavement requires additional routine sweeping, please contact Customer Services on 01902 696000.
 

Litter and dog waste bins

 
Dog bin
900 bins are located around the district for residents to dispose of litter and dog waste and these bins are emptied at least once a week. Dog waste bins are designed so that offensive waste is better contained, but dog waste that is bagged can also be placed in litter bins.
 
To report a litter or dog waste bin that needs to be emptied, a damaged bin or to discuss the removal of an existing bin or siting of a new bin, please contact Customer Services on 01902 696000.
 

Removal of fly tippingoaken lane fly tipping

 
It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for any person to fly tip rubbish on any land in the open air. We take fly tipping seriously and where their is sufficient evidence we will seek to prosecute offenders. If found guilty of the offence at Crown Court the offender may be liable for a fine of up to £50,000 and up to five years imprisonment.
 
To request the removal of fly tipping from public land, or if you have evidence regarding a fly tipping incident please contact Customer Services on 01902 696000.
 
We will not remove fly tipping on private land but may take action against the land owner in certain circumstances.
 

Removal of dead animals

 

We will remove dead animals from public land upon request. We will also scan any pets and if a microchip is present and contains the correct information we will contact the owner who will be offered the opportunity to collect their pet. Deceased pets that we collect are taken to the Council Depot on Lane Green Road, Bilbrook, WV8 1LR. Any deceased pets not collected within 24 hours will be disposed of by the Council. We will not remove deceased pets from private properties.
 
We will not remove from public land small dead animals including squirrels and birds.
 
To request the removal of a dead animal on public land, please contact Customer Services on 01902 696000.

 

Dog foulingDog fouling

 

The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 requires people to pick up after their dogs and failure to do this may result in the issue of a fixed penalty notice of £50. If this is not paid then you may be taken to court where the fine can be up to £1,000. All public areas within South Staffordshire which are particularly heavily used by residents and visitors, including footpaths, and where people tend to sit, ponder and children play are covered by the Act.

 

To request the removal of dog fouling from public land or to report somebody that you suspect is allowing a dog to foul and then not clearing up the waste please contact Customer Services on 01902 696000.

 

GraffitiGraffiti

 
We will remove graffiti from buildings and public land that we are responsible for. Whilst we are not responsible for removing graffiti on private buildings, we will endeavour to make the owner aware when reports are received. We aim to remove offensive graffiti, defined as that which is racially offensive and/or hostile to a religious group, sexually offensive, homophobic, depicts a sexual or violent act or is defamatory, within 24 hours.
 
 
To report graffiti please contact Customer Services on 01902 696000.
 

Installation of street name plates

 
We are responsible for maintaining and repairing street name plates and village signs. Staffordshire County Council are responsible for road traffic and directional signs and can be contacted on 0300 111 8020.
 
To request the installation, or reinstallation, of street name plates, please contact Customer Services on 01902 696000.
 

Online Reporting

 

You can report all of the above incidents using the Online Street Cleansing Reporting Form. Please complete all parts of the form as depending on your query we may need to contact you.

 

Contact Details

 

Street Cleansing

Telephone: (01902) 696000
Fax: (01902) 846553
Email: streetscene@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

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