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Street sweeping and litter

Adopted highways, footpaths, car parks and open spaces are cleaned throughout the year. Our mechanical sweeping programme covers the whole year and is amended if weather conditions deteriorate in the winter months.

During the autumn months, we use extra resource to pick up fallen leaves.


Litter ranges in size from a single sweet wrapper to a bag full of rubbish. If a person drops, throws, deposits, or leaves anything that causes defacement in a public place, they are committing a littering offence (Environmental Protection Act of 1990). So always try to use a litter bin or take litter home to dispose of it.

If you need to notify us of an area that needs sweeping or is littered, report litter online  or call us on 0115 981 9911.

Litter bins

We provide a significant number of litter and dog bins throughout Rushcliffe. The frequency with which these bins are emptied depends upon their usage. If you notice an overflowing, broken or faulty bin, report a problem with a litter bin or call us on 0115 981 9911.

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