Main roads in the Basildon Borough are swept every three months. If the cleanliness of an area becomes unacceptable sweeps will be carried out more frequently. This is a statutory requirement laid out by the Litter Code of Practice under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Basildon Council is responsible for keeping the Borough clean and litter free.
You can help us by:
Litter in a public place is unsightly and dangerous.
Litter ranges in size from a single sweet wrapper to a bag full of rubbish. The Environment Protection Action 1990 states that if a person drops, throws, deposits or leaves anything that causes defacement in a public place, they are committing an offence. The fine for littering is £75.
There are over 500 litter bins in the Basildon Borough for the disposal of litter and bagged dog waste. Each bin is emptied when it is full.
Report a problem with a litter bin or request a litter bin at a new location via our Online form - Report street cleaning needed
Dumped shopping trolleys can reduce the amenity of our neighbourhoods. This act causes visual pollution and obstruction to public areas. It could also create safety hazards to pedestrians and motorists.
Please help us keep our Borough clean and safe.
Trolleywise acts on the behalf of the following retailers:
For all other trolleys please contact the retailer direct. You should clearly identify the issue, specify the location and provide any other relevant information.
Select the retailer you wish to report a dumped trolley to.
For all other trolleys please identify the retailer and contact their customer services. Contact details can be found on the 'Contact Us' section of their website.
The Council does not collect trolleys on behalf of retailers. If you wish to report a retailer's failure to remove a trolley please complete our Online form - Report street cleaning needed.