Mechanical and manual sweeping

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Mechanical and manual sweeping

Street Sweeper M

All adopted roads within the Borough are mechanically swept on a scheduled basis. Where access is limited or the mechanical sweeper is obstructed we will cleanse by hand for example: cul de sac ends or roads obstructed by parked cars. All requests for additional mechanical sweeping will be assessed and programmed independent on the need.

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 imposes a duty on local authorities to keep specified land clear of litter and refuse. The Government has issued a Code of Practice, which gives us practical advice on how to carry out that duty. The Code outlines different types of land use e.g. industrial estates and residential areas and shows how to assess the standards of cleanliness achieved.