Our contractors, Norse South East, sweep roads, collect litter and empty bins in the district.
The council is responsible for cleansing all public highways within the district, as well as its own land and public car parks.
Litter on roads and pavements
If you see rubbish scattered over the pavement, we will ask our contractors to clean it up. If the amount of litter is considerable it should be dealt with within 12 hours in normal residential roads, and within a maximum of six hours in main shopping areas.
If you find an abandoned shopping trolley, please contact the supermarket it came from. If the name of the supermarket isn’t visible, please contact us and we will come out and remove it.
Fines for litter and dog fouling
You can be fined £80 if you drop litter or £50 if you do not clean up after your dog. Read more about litter and dog fouling enforcement.
Litter bins are on a public footway (pavement) or on an area of EHDC public open space will be emptied by our contractors.
Our bins are emptied regularly, but if you find a litter and/or dog waste bin that is full or overflowing, please report it through the litter and dog waste bins form on MyEHDC.
A number of parish and town councils also own litter bins, which they site on areas such as recreation grounds and parks.
The responsibility for emptying these bins lies with the respective parish or town council.