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Street cleaning and litter collection

We understand that rubbish and litter can be a blight on local communities so take the following steps clean streets and collect litter:    

  • Continuously clean town centres
  • Clean most roads once a month
  • Remove accumulations of rubbish from Council land
  • Empty litter bins before they are full
  • Help with your locally organised clean-ups  
  • Respond quickly to requests for service   

Keep Rutland tidy

You can help us to keep Rutland clean and tidy by taking the small steps at home and when out and about in towns and villages:

Frequency of street cleaning

We clean local streets and villages with the following frequency:

  • Oakham High Street and Uppingham High Street East and West (Daily)        
  • Main street Cottesmore, Ketton and Whissendine (Weekly)
  • Main Street Greetham (Fortnightly)
  • All villages are cleaned on a monthly basis except Ayston, Barrow Belmesthorpe, Egleton, Hambleton, Little Casterton, Lyndon,Normanton, Pickworth, Teigh, Tickencote, Thisleton, Thorpe-by-Water, Tixover, Stoke Dry and Wardley, which are cleaned every three months

The A1 motorway

Litter is a big problem for rural councils that are responsible for large areas of countryside, along with hundreds of miles of verges and hedgerows. 

A section of the busy A1 motorway also runs through Rutland and we take the following steps to keep this section of highway as tidy as possible:

  • Catering lay-bys are litter picked on a weekly basis and all other lay-by's are contracted to be picked every three months
  • Verges are litter picked following vegetation cuts by Highways England. Our contractor also schedules crews to come in on Saturdays to try clear the litter that accumulates in between cuts. This is not always possible, particularly during adverse weather conditions such as the high winds.
  • Where the crews cannot carry out work on the verges they spend the time clearing the slip roads instead.
  • The A1 is inspected on a regular basis and any specific problems such as abandoned vehicles and fly-tipping are deal with as a matter of priority.
  • The central reservation is scheduled to be litter picked following the annual vegetation cut by Highways England.This work cannot take place without a lane closure in place.

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