Litter

The Council cleans the borough's streets, parks and open spaces on a routine cycle. This will be more frequent at busy locations.

Report litter

Report litter or a problem with a litter bin:

On-going problems

Street litter control notices are used when there is a long standing litter problem outside premises (for example smoking litter).

Premises may be required to provide (and empty) litter bins and to keep the area clean.

Fines can be issued where premises do not comply with street litter control notices.

Litter on private land

Clearing rubbish from private land, shop, pub, factory or other commercial building is not a council responsibility.

Please report it to the landowner.

Phone boxes and bus shelters

To report broken glass from a phone box or bus shelter:

  • Report phone box damage to BT: 0800 661 610
  • Report bus shelter damage to JC Decaux: 0161 873 6384

Fines

You be may issued a £80 fixed penalty notice

If you fail to pay the penalty you are liable to prosecution with a maximum fine of £2,500.

Volunteer to keep Oldham tidy

If you want to help keep your community tidy and litter free, get in touch with your District Co-ordinator.

Each neighbourhood has a District Co-ordinator.