Cheshire West and Chester Council is legally responsible (so far as is practical) for the sweeping of streets and removal of litter from Public Space.
The borough's streets are divided into zones, depending on the volume of traffic using the streets each day.
The more frequently the road is used, the more often it will be swept. However, if the visual appearance of an area should deteriorate to an unacceptable level between cleans, it will be cleaned up within a certain time, as laid down in a Litter Code of Practice under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
For more detailed information about the Litter Laws and related legislation, please visit the ENCAMS Publications website .
If you feel your road is not swept satisfactorily, if you want to report anyone dropping litter or you have any other comments or questions, please contact the council using the details below.
Litter ranges in size from a single sweet wrapper, to a bag full of rubbish. The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 states that if a person drops, throws, deposits, or leaves anything that causes defacement in a public place; they are committing a littering offence. So always try to use a litter bin or take it home.
Animal Remains Removal The Council provides a free service for the removal of dead animals from all Public Space.
Unfortunately we do not remove dead animals from private residences.
For more information, or to inform us of a needed collection, please feel free to contact us.
If you would like to report a cleansing or maintenance issue or provide feedback on these services you can report it using our online form or by calling call:
Chester - 01244 402477
Ellesmere Port - 0151 356 6557
Vale Royal - 0800 435 199