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Street care and cleaning

We have made it one of our most important jobs to keep streets and other public spaces clean, tidy and orderly.

Our team of street cleaners aims to reach the highest possible standards. These services are guaranteed as a minimum standard:


  • Litter bins and dog hygiene bins are emptied every week.
  • Road channels are cleaned four times a year, main routes eleven times a year.
  • Footways are swept twice a year.
  • Depending on the area, we pick up litter once, three times or twelve times a year.
  • Road drains are cleaned once a year with major routes being cleaned twice a year.
  • Bus shelters and lay-bys are cleaned four times a year.

In the centre of Swadlincote our cleaners keep the area maintained to a high standard. They clean the town centre and public toilets every day (except Sundays).

We also work with parish councils to help keep areas tidy and free of litter. The Clean Team will also clean up litter problems and dog fouling promptly.

Street cleanliness is assessed every three months. In 2014/15, 95 per cent of streets surveyed passed the recommended level of cleanliness.

In addition, our street cleansing services include a Rapid Response Unit called The Clean Team to clean up fly-tipping, dog fouling and litter incidents.

Contact details

See The Clean Team for further information.