Litter

We provide litter bins in public places and clean streets regularly to avoid a build-up of litter. 

We also organise clean-up campaigns with community groups, and work with schools to make children aware of the problems caused by littering.

We have different schedules for cleaning litter, emptying litter bins, and road sweeping, depending on where it is.  You can take a look at our litter cleaning schedule. 

Litter cleaning schedule

Daily

  • Town centres

Every two weeks

  • A635 Alhambra Roundabout to Stairfoot Roundabout
  • A628 Alhambra Roundabout to M1 Dodworth Roundabout
  • A61 Alhambra Roundabout to junction of Burton Road/Wakefield Road

Every three weeks

  • A628 Harborough Hill Road to Cundy Cross Roundabout
  • A61 Alhambra Roundabout to Bankend Road, Worsbrough
  • A628 M1 Dodworth to Hoylandswaine Roundabout
  • A635 Harborough Hill Road to Barugh Green Roundabout

Every four weeks

  • A635 Stairfoot Roundabout to the Doncaster boundary
  • A6195 Engine Lane, Shafton to Wath Road, Wombwell
  • A628 Cundy Cross Roundabout to the Wakefield boundary
  • A633 Stairfoot Roundabout to Wath Road, Wombwell
  • A61 Bankend Road, Worsbrough to M1 Birdwell Roundabout
  • A6195 Wath Road Wombwell to M1 Birdwell
  • A61 Burton Road/Wakefield Road to the Wakefield boundary
  • A637 Barugh Green Roundabout to the Huddersfield boundary
  • A628 Hoylandswaine Roundabout to Flouch Roundabout
  • A629 A616 Stocksbridge bypass to Hoylandswaine Roundabout
  • Hoylandswaine Roundabout to the Huddersfield boundary
  • B6100 Stairfoot Roundabout to Park Road, Worsbrough

More information

We clean all other roads as and when required.

We only do additional cleaning to remove fallen leaves in November and December.

Report litter 

If you notice a problem with a litter bin, please tell us about it.  

To report a build-up of litter that needs clearing, please use the online form below.

For road spillages, discarded needles, fly-tipping or dog waste please visit the relevant link instead.

What happens next

We'll look into the problem and clean the area if necessary. We can also arrange to send enforcement officers to problem areas who can issue fixed penalty notices to people who drop litter.

Fines

Our enforcement officers can issue fixed penalty notice fines of £100 to people who deliberately drop litter.

Children and young people who drop litter can take part in a supervised one-hour litter pick if they're caught littering. We can fine anyone over the age of 11 and refer them to youth court if the fine isn't paid.   

Dropping litter is a criminal offence. If you pay a fixed penalty notice fine you are admitting the offence and can avoid being prosecuted.

If you're fined and don't pay, you may be prosecuted through court.  This can lead to a fine of up to £2,500.

There isn't a formal appeal process for fixed penalty notices. If you don't agree that you committed an offence you should fill in Part 3 of the fixed penalty notice. The matter will then be decided by a court based on the evidence presented.

If you think there is extra information we need to be aware of prior to any prosecution you should inform us immediately in writing to the address shown on the rear of the fixed penalty notice.