Street cleaning

Report a street cleaning problem

Response-driven cleaning

Instead of cleaning schedules, streets are cleaned as problems arise.

Response times

  • High density residential areas - 6 hours
  • Low density residential areas - 1 day
  • Removal of fly tipping - 4 days
  • Full scale site clearances -15 days

Targeting problem areas

Businesses that directly or indirectly generate litter (e.g. shops selling food and drink) may be served a notice.

Standards of cleanliness

The standards of cleanliness used in Oldham have been defined within a Code of Practice as part of the Environmental Protection Act 1990:

  • Grade A - free of litter
  • Grade B - mostly free of litter apart from small items
  • Grade C - quite a lot of litter with small build ups
  • Grade D - a lot of litter with significant build ups