Street cleaning

We sweep and clean roads and pavements to keep our environment clean, safe and attractive.

We are responsible for road sweeping and litter clearance in certain areas of public land.

You can report significant mess in your area such as broken glass, spillages or a large amount of rubbish that has been blown out of a fallen bin.

Request street sweeping or report a problem

We have a process for monitoring and maintaining street cleanliness. We use the information we have to identify where and when litter problems might happen and where there are litter hot spots. We focus our cleaning effort on town centres and busier tourist spots where there are lots of people working, shopping and socialising. Villages and outlying areas are also checked regularly, but less often.

If you find needles or syringes in a public place

Report it to us straightaway

What we clean

We clean:

  • town centres
  • main roads
  • other rural roads
  • remove accumulations of rubbish from Council land
  • empty litter bins
  • help with your locally organised clean-ups

Cleaning private land (South Lakeland area only)

We provide sweeping services to private landowners, please call our customer services team for details.

Contact the Bin and Recycling team