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 or a problem with a litter bin:
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
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.
Groups of people can now organise a litter pick as long as people from different households distance from each other; and subject to the gathering limits set out in the government’s Roadmap – ie groups should be a maximum of six people or a maximum of two households. Support bubbles will continue to be counted as part of the same household.
To support community litter picks, our District Teams will be able to loan out equipment again. You can contact your District Teams to book a time to pick up equipment for community groups, if you wish to do so.
Community litter picks that require the Council to remove bagged litter will need to agree dates, times and locations in advance.
Our street cleaning teams are continuing to work seven days a week to keep our roads, parks and open spaces tidy.