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Street cleaning and grounds maintenance

Litter and street cleaning

COVID-19 update

We are working closely with our partner Veolia to minimise the impact of Coronavirus on recycling and waste services, street cleaning and other key environmental services.

Business continuity plans have been successfully implemented and resources are being closely monitored to ensure the most essential services can continue to be delivered safely.

Thank you for your continued support.

Street Cleansing

The cleaning of Northampton is important to our residents, visitors and businesses. Our aim is to:

  • Clean the town centre and busy shopping areas to a high standard, 7 days a week
  • Visit streets in residential areas on a rotational schedule.
  • Carry out regular inspections to measure the cleanliness of the town in relation to national standards (NI 195)
  • Remove dead animals, drug paraphenalia, broken glass, and offensive graffiti from streets and open spaces within 2 hours

Report an area for cleaning

If any public area is badly littered, or if you see any fly tipping, or bins overflowing please tell us about it. You can report a variety of problems, quickly and easily using our online form.

Leaf clearance 

Veolia will carry out leaf removal across Northampton on paths and highways within a prescribed schedule. This usually runs from December until the middle of January.

Fines for littering 

The offence of littering is subject to a fixed penalty notice of a reduced payment of £75, if you pay within 10 days, rising to £125 if you do not.

You should pay a fixed penalty notice within 14 days from the date of issue to avoid prosecution. Our Neighbourhood Wardens and Park Rangers have the authority to issue these fines if needed.