Litter Control and Bins
Landscape Services undertake the cleansing of Town Centres,
Parks, Cemeteries, Highways and any other council owned land in
accordance with legislative requirements.
The Council also enforces the unauthorised deposit of litter
through the issuing of fixed penalty notices.
Dispose of Needles Safely
Modern Living involves many hazards. One problem can be needles
and syringes that have been discarded without care.
If you find a needle please call the needle hotline 0800
092 51 31 free anytime day or night. Our aim is to collect
a needle within two hours of any reported incident.
Amber Valley Borough Council is responsible for the provision,
maintenance and emptying of litter bins on the highway, parks,
cemeteries and in town centres. Many shops, fast food outlets etc
provide litter bins but these are off the highway and remain the
responsibility of the land owner.
Town centre litter bins are emptied throughout the day as
All other bins in the borough are emptied once weekly. Continual
assessment is undertaken on the usage of the litter bins in order
to determine the need for bins in a particular area.
Amber Valley also provide dog litter bins throughout the
borough, more information can be found in our Dog Control section.
Amber Valley Borough Council is only responsible for the removal
of graffiti on property owned by the authority. Graffiti on private
property is the land owners responsibility for removal. If
offensive or racist the graffiti is removed as soon as
If offenders are identified, in all cases the council will serve
fixed penalty notices or prosecute.