Street Cleaning, Litter Clearance & Weed Killing
The Council streets are divided into zones, depending on the volume of traffic using the streets each day. The more frequently the road is used, the more often it will be cleansed.
Street Cleansing Programme
However, if the visual appearance of an area should deteriorate to an unacceptable level between cleans, it will be cleaned up within the prescribed time as stated in the Litter Code of Practice under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
The council have 5 mobile cleansing teams who are responsible for general litter clearance, low level graffiti removal, litterbin installations, fly posting removal, fly tipping removal and public complaints.
You can help us by:
- Being tidy with your litter and chewing gum
- Using the free household waste recycling centres
- Having waste collection contracts for your business
- Not leaving your dogs mess for others
- Not 'Fly-Posting' - it's untidy and illegal
- Not parking where you want us to clean
- Reporting any incidents of fly-tipping, fly-posting or acts of graffiti to the council
The council undertakes weed killing throughout the borough
- Spraying commences every May and September to reduce weed population on the public highway.
- Each operation consists of a six weekly programme if the weather permits us to do so.
- The chemical that the operator uses is systematic and will therefore only work on weeds.
- On contact with the ground or soil the chemical is neutralised.
- The chemical is not harmful to pets (the worst possible effect would be vomiting if licked when wet).
- The chemical takes three weeks to kill the weeds completely.
- Any untreated or missed weeds are retreated as soon as possible
Highway Weed Killing
All highway weed killing now falls under the remit of Nottinghamshire County Council. If you have any questions or queries regarding this then please contact Nottinghamshire County Council using the details on the right.
Page Last Updated: 21/06/2012