Road Cleaning and Spillages

Road Cleaning

Amber Valley Borough Council is responsible for the sweeping of carriageways/footways and tarmac footpaths on adopted highways, both classified (main roads) and unclassified (estate roads) totalling approximately 2500 roads throughout the borough and 435km in length. The main arteries of the road network are swept once a month based on traffic usage and these are:- A6 A610 B6179 All other adopted roads in the borough are cleansed twice per year. A hand sweeping operation is carried out in the four towns i.e.. Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley on a daily basis Monday - Saturday. In addition to this all towns receive an early morning clean 7 days a week bringing the town to a litter-free standard. A village cleansing operation is also undertaken in all villages of the borough. This also runs in conjunction with the Parish Warden scheme in the following areas:- Alfreton, Belper, Codnor, Crich, Denby, Holbrook, Somercotes and South Wingfield. Regular cleansing audits are undertaken in accordance with national guidelines under BVPI 199.

Road Spillage Treatment

Removal of dead animals - Amber Valley Borough Council is responsible for the removal of dead animals from the highway. All recovered dogs are reported to the dog warden service to aid efficiency in tracing owners of the dogs as our operatives use ID chip locators.

Any spillages on the highway e.g. oil, petrol etc. are dealt with by Derbyshire County Council.

Oil Spillage

Derbyshire County Council are responsible for Oil Spillages that could cause a hazard on the public highway's. Any spillage should be reported to Derbyshire County Council as soon as possible.

Please visit Derbyshire County Council's Road Spillages section for further information.

Disposal of dead animals

Landscape Services will dispose of dead animals on the highway, within parks/open spaces and on any other Council owned land. Please report any sightings of dead animals using the contact details below.

It is the responsibility of Derbyshire County Council to remove dead animals from the following roads:

  • A38 (the area of the A38 that runs through Amber Valley is maintained by consultants on behalf of Highways England).
  • A52
  • A61
  • A610

Please use the link provided to report dead animals on the above A roads to Derbyshire County Council.


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