We empty over 850 litter and dog bins and have responsibility for the scheduled cleansing of specified public highways in excess of 2,000 miles. This includes all carriageways, pavements and verges within the town centres of Evesham, Droitwich, Pershore and Broadway, together with all other roads within their surrounding built-up areas.
Town centres are cleansed twice daily and all litter bins emptied at the same time. Other areas are cleansed either weekly or fortnightly. In addition all villages, trunk roads, and A & B class roads are cleansed to a schedule ranging from fortnightly, up to every three months.
Weed spraying of public highways is carried out three times each year between April and September. The timing of the work varies depending upon the weather conditions.
Reporting a problem
*For reporting litter, please use the separate report form on the Littering page.
Action will be taken to ensure that it is restored to a good standard within the specified response times applicable to that area.
Maintenance and repair of public highways (including carriageway, pavements and highway verges) within the district of Wychavon lies with Worcestershire County Council Highways Department.
This also includes any deposits onto the highway, such as oil, mud, sand and gravel from whatever source, that is likely to cause a hazard to road users. If you wish to report such hazards please access the County Council's Highways Maintenance web page.
Reports of Abandoned Vehicles
These will be investigated within 24 hours. Vehicles will be removed within 24 hours of the expiry of the relevant notice.
Dead Animals on the Highway
We aim to remove dead animals such as cats, dogs, foxes and badgers within one hour of receiving notification.
We will respond to reports of Dog Fouling on pavements within 24 hours.
Reported fly tipping will normally be cleared within 24 hours. We will investigate all incidents of fly tipping and prosecute offenders where sufficient evidence is available.
Graffiti and fly posting removal
We aim to maintain a graffiti/fly posting free environment. Graffiti And Fly Posting will normally be removed within five working days, offensive graffiti will be removed within 24 hours.
Litter bins are emptied daily or weekly depending upon location and we aim to empty overflowing litter bins within two hours. However if you spot a littering offence then report it to our team, by using the Littering page.
Poop scoop bins
Bins are emptied twice a week. Any reported to be overflowing will normally be emptied the same day or within 24 hours.
Discarded syringes and needles
Syringes and needles will be removed from public places within one hour of receiving a report.
On verges for which we are responsible, grass is cut every two weeks between March and October, the clippings are not removed. Cutting does not take place in very wet or dry conditions.
For more information about street cleaning contact:
Wychavon District Council
Telephone: 01386 565018 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)