The street cleaning service keeps the adopted highways clean and litter free. We also maintain other land such as verges, footways, car parks, promenades and parks. Our service covers an area of 283.3 square kilometres.
We have a legal duty (under the Environmental Protection Act 1990) to act as the litter authority for Wyre.
The service we provide is based on the requirements set out in the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse 2006. This identifies the types of land, zoning, response times and responsibilities of authorities.
What we do
In areas that are maintained by the council, our street cleaning service will provide:
Daily cleansing of priority areas
Routine sweeping of the adopted roads in the borough. This is on a programmed basis of at least every four weeks
Footpath sweeping throughout the borough
Removal of litter from the streets, pavements and beaches
Removal of dead animals from adopted highways
Provision of and emptying of litter bins
Removal of litter from community clean-ups
We are not required to maintain private land, roads or footpaths.