Winchester City Council has teamed up with East Hampshire District Council to share environmental services across both areas, saving more than £2 million in the process.
The new contract sees The Landscape Group cutting grass, sweeping the streets, emptying litter bins and clearing illegally dumped (fly-tipped) rubbish.
Schedules and collection rounds have been re-arranged to make them more efficient, economic and environmentally friendly so you may notice a change in your local area.
The council cleans and sweeps public highways in the district and arranges for grass verges and open spaces to be cut. We currently have 9 cuts per annum which has recently been increased to account for the longer growing period now experienced in southern England.
The Waste Services department covers the following aspects of streetcare:
- litter-picking & emptying of over one thousand bins
- grass cutting of public verges and open spaces
- mechanical road sweeping
- graffiti cleaning (offensive)
Your Winchester App
Report fly tipping, refuse, street light, health and safety issues, and more on Your Winchester app. Download the app from your app store or go to the Report It page for links.
Local Litter Champions
Could you organise a street or neighbourhood litter-picking event?
Or perhaps act as the 'eyes and ears' of your community if your area suffers from fly-tipping? (see 'Stop The Drop' below)
We will provide equipment, training and support, and take away however much rubbish you collect. Studies show that when people take an active interest in their neighbourhood it is the best way to deter anti-social behaviour. Please come forward and contact us if you'd like to make a difference and look at the websites below for ideas.
Littering is an offence - report it
Litter picking on main trunk roads is expensive, time consuming and dangerous. If you see litter being thrown from a vehicle please report it to: Keep Britain Tidy website (see link below)
2014 Leaf Clearance programme
The Autumn leaf clearance programme for 2014 will begin on Monday the 3rd November. This programme covers a number of priority roads across the district where there have been significant problems with the accumulation of leaves in previous seasons. Each of these roads will get three visits during November and December.
All other roads in the district will be covered by normal road sweeping schedules with differing frequencies depending upon the location. Contract Monitoring Officers will be carrying out checks of leaf clearance works but if you have any particular concerns regarding leaf fall in your area during November and December then please call our Customer Service Centre.