Street care and cleaning


Street care and cleaning

The Council provides street sweeping and litter clearance services over 715km of adopted public highway and verges throughout the District.

A Code of Practice, issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, defines the standards that the Council aims to achieve when providing the service. An area, when treated and where practicable, shall be left in a litter-free condition. This is achieved by mechanical or manual sweeping and litter picking.

Roads are cleaned/litter picked at varying frequencies according to their nature and use. Additional, responsive works can be carried out where necessary but the overall aim is to meet the statutory requirements of the Act. In this context the presence of litter does not imply a road/street is in need of treatment, but is has to be taken in the context of the overall conditions of the area.

You can report a problem with street cleanliness via our online Report It form.

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  • Litter bins

    The provision of litter bins is an integral function of the street sweeping and litter clearance duty.

  • Public toilets

    Rother District Council aims to provide conveniences within the District which are accessible, clean and safe to use for visitors and residents alike.

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