Tackling littering

Littering is anti-social, harms wildlife and costs you money. We spend £1.5million a year on street cleaning, including dealing with litter. That is money that could be better spent on something else.

Littering is also illegal and If you are caught, you will receive a £150 Fixed Penalty Notice.

Our Community and Environmental Protection Team investigate reports of littering and our Civil Enforcement Officers can also take action against people spotted throwing rubbish from vehicles.

What we are doing to tackle littering

We currently have a four-year promise in our new corporate strategy to tackle littering. Actions we are taking include:

  • Installing extra litter bins. We already empty more than 850 litter and dog bins every year.
  • Putting up new signage to encourage people to do the right thing with their rubbish
  • Advertising campaigns to raise awareness of the harm littering causes
  • Creating our volunteer litter picking scheme Adopt a Street
  • Working with other community groups and other organisations to help raise awareness of littering and to find solutions
  • Funding free litter prevention sessions in schools
  • Continuing to clean more than 2,000 miles of footpaths, roads and verges across Wychavon
  • Issuing Fixed Penalty Notices and taking other enforcement action

Report littering

Report badly littered areas to us. If you are reporting an issue on public land you can use our online reporting system below and we will arrange to have it cleared.

Report littering

If you know the littering you are reporting is on private land, then please email our Community and Environmental Protection officers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is up to private landowners to deal with littering on their own land. If appropriate, we may investigate your complaint and use powers available to us to resolve the issue.

Littering from vehicles

If you see someone throw rubbish or cigarette ends out of a vehicle then take their registration number and report it to us. If you have dashcam footage you can submit that to us as well. We can use this information to take action against the person responsible.

Report littering from vehicles (select other request option)

Join our Adopt a Street scheme

Agree to pick an area of land where you live, big or small, and we will provide you with free litter picking equipment. You will also receive our regular newsletter updating you on the campaign. You can sign up as an individual, community group, business, school or other organisation.

Find out more about Adopt a Street

Report Overflowing litter bins

We are responsible for emptying more than 850 litter bins across the district. Depending on the location these are emptied on a daily or weekly basis by our waste and recycling collection crews.

Report a full litter or dog bin

If you want to report a damaged litter or dog bin please contact:

Client Services
Wychavon District Council
Telephone: 01386 565018 between 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Request a new litter bin

Litter bins are normally installed in consultation with your town or parish council. For more information contact:

Phil Childs
Client Services
Telephone: 01386 565399 between 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
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Sponsor a litter bin

Businesses can also sponsor litter bins in their area and we are happy to display sponsors details on the bin if they wish. For further information about sponsoring a litter  bin please contact:

Phil Childs
Client Services
Telephone: 01386 565399 between 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
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Free litter prevention sessions for schools

We are offering free litter prevention sessions for schools in our district. They are run by Karen Blanchfield, from local company Little Litter Warriors, who is also a Keep Britain Tidy Litter Heroes Ambassador. 

Sessions take place outdoors and in a Covid-19 Secure way. Pupils will be taught about why littering is anti-social, the damage it does to the environment and the danger it poses to wildlife. They will then take part in a litter hunt, which is a litter pick with the added challenge of trying to find the oldest piece of litter.

After the sessions teachers will be provided with a lesson plan to run follow-up sessions. Schools are also encouraged to join Wychavon's Adopt a Street volunteer litter picking scheme so pupils can continue to help keep their community clean.

Sessions are booked directly through Little Litter Warriors. They are funded by us as part of our promise in our corporate strategy to work with our communities to reduce littering.

Book a free litter education session

For more information

Client Services
Wychavon District Council
Telephone: 01386 565018 between 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
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