We have a responsibility under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to act as the litter authority for the Doncaster borough. This responsibility includes: street cleaning, litter collection, the removal of detritus, fly-posting, graffiti and fly-tipping on public land which is maintained by us.
Littering is punishable by an £150 fixed penalty notice which means if, for example, you drop a cigarette butt, chewing gum, paper cup or fast food wrapping onto the street you will be fined for each item dropped. Chewing gum presents a particular problem as it is time-consuming and expensive to remove. An offender has 14 days to pay the fixed penalty notice. Failure to pay the fine will result in the case being taken to court and a maximum fine on conviction of £2500.
Follow the link for instructions on how to pay a fixed penalty notice
Litter thrown from a vehicle
The Council is trying to tackle the problem of drivers and passengers throwing rubbish from their vehicles. Throwing litter from a car is disgusting and turns our roadsides into a dumping ground for fast food litter, cigarette stubs, drinks cartons and apple cores.
Litter bin reports
If you see a damaged or overflowing litter bin, you can report it to us using the e-form below. You can also use this form to request a new litter or dog-fouling bin. Please note, this form is to be used to contact us about public litter bins in parks or on pavements (not household bins).
Disposing of dog fouling in litter bins
Dog fouling is not classed as 'clinical waste' and can be bagged and disposed of in normal litter bins. We encourage the public not to place dog fouling into bins within children's play areas. Dog owners have a responsibility to pick up after their pets and should either place bagged dog fouling in a litter bin/dog waste bin or take bagged dog waste home with them. If dog owners do not clean up after their dog, an on-the-spot fine of £100 can be imposed.
Community Protection Notices
The Council can issue Community Protection Notices to the owner or occupier of a certain business if the area around their premises is littered. The notice makes them responsible for keeping their area clean and litter-free.
Litter removal from highways within Doncaster
The Council is responsible for the removal of litter and detritus from all A-roads running through the borough. We endeavor to remove litter and detritus from identified hot-spots on all major roads a minimum of once a year. The Council is NOT responsible for sections of the A1(M) and M18 running through the borough. If you spot litter on these highways which may be dangerous, please report it to Highways England
by phoning 0300 123 5000.
To report a littering incident online, choose from the appropriate e-form below:
We will need to know:
- where the litter is located
- what type of litter it is
- anything else that you think is important
Alternatively, report the problem to us by phone on 01302 736000.
What happens next?
Once the report has been received, the Street Scene team will respond as soon as possible. Needles and drug litter will be removed within 2 hours. Fly-tipping and serious incidents of littering will be removed within 7 working days.
Our service standards
We routinely litter-pick the borough and empty litter bins in order to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. Below are our key service standards:
We will litter-pick Doncaster Town Centre
Up to 4 times per day
We will litter-pick main roads and car parks
Up to fortnightly
We will litter-pick rural and estate roads
Up to 3 months minimum
We will empty litter bins in Doncaster Town Centre
Up to twice daily
We will empty litter bins in other towns and high usage areas
We will empty litter bins in rural and estate roads
Up to fortnightly
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Last updated: 22 October 2020 08:20:09