Coronavirus update and advice

What you need to do: Stay at home. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (only if you cannot work from home). Stay 2 metres away from other people. Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

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Report litter

Littering examples
Litter example


Report Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping examples
Examples of fly tipping

Report a street cleaning problem

  • Phone: 0161 770 6644

Response-driven cleaning

The Council cleans the borough's streets, parks and open spaces on a routine cycle. This will be more frequent at busy locations such as Oldham Town Centre, District centres, gateways and corridors within Oldham.

Response times

  • Enforcement investigations may take up to 5 days, removal up to a further 20 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