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Litter bins

Litter in a public place is unsightly, dangerous to animals, and an offence.

What the service is for:

Litter bins across the district are installed by town and parish councils as well as by Cherwell District Council.  We are  responsible for emptying street litter bins within our boundaries.

We will investigate requests from the public for additional litter bins to be positioned in areas where litter is a regular problem and forward the request to the relevant authority.

Litter bins are emptied at least once a week, and bins positioned in busy areas will be emptied more regularly. We will respond to reports of damaged litter bins.

We will also investigate reports of misuse, particularly businesses dumping commercial refuse in litter bins. For these reports, an Enforcement Officer will visit the bin and attempt to find evidence which could result in a fine being issued.

How you can access the service

To report an overflowing or damaged litter bin or to request additional litter bins we need the following information:

  • the location of the litter bin(s)
  • your contact details
  • a brief description of the problem

You can do this by any of the following ways:

  • online by following the useful link to the right
  • by contacting environmental services (see under contacts to the right)

To report the misuse of litter bins by businesses please supply the following information:

  • the location of the litter bin(s)
  • your contact details
  • brief description of the problem, including any details of the business (if known)

Information about dog litter bins can be found under "see also" to the left

How long will it take?

If you report a problem we aim to remedy it within 48 hrs.

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