Coronavirus: National lockdown

Stay home. Only go out for food, medical reasons, exercise, education or work. Avoid travel unless essential. You must work from home if you can.

Coronavirus: Information and advice

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.

Report litter

Report litter or a problem with a litter bin:

Report litter

Littering examples

Litter example

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 - Coronavirus

It’s great that so many volunteers want to work with us to keep their communities tidy and litter-free. Unfortunately, the council cannot help with litter picks at this time.

This is because of the current restrictions on the number of people who can legally meet outdoors. Only leave home for essential purposes.

These are really challenging times for all of us and we hope you understand. When restrictions are lifted we will restart our support.        

Our street cleaning teams are continuing to work seven days a week to keep our roads, parks and open spaces tidy.