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Litter, street cleaning and dog fouling

Help us keep Leeds clean by reporting any of the following issues:

​Adopted roads and footpaths are swept on a regular basis. If you have spotted a problem, please use the Report a road, footpath or cycleway to be swept form.


Dog fouling

Pavements that are heavily soiled can be cleared - this could take up to 5 working days. Smaller amounts can be collected by you, using a polythene bag, and placed in litter bins or your general waste bin.

Please use the Report litter or dog fouling form to tell us where the fouling occurs, and details of the owner if you have them, as we may be able to prosecute them.

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Dead animal removal

We aim to collect dead animals from the highway and footpaths within 24 hours.

If the animal is on a high speed road (50 miles an hour or more) it may not be possible for us to remove the body without assistance of the traffic police. In these cases it can take significantly longer.

In some instances, due to the need to protect the safety of our staff, we may not be able to remove small animals or those which do not represent a danger to motorists and other road users.

We do not remove dead animals found in gardens, you must contact your local vet for advice.

Requests for the removal of livestock, such as cows and sheep, will require advice from our Animal Health Officer, and therefore may take longer. We will refer requests for the removal of dead horses to our contractors.​​

Please use the Report a dead animal form to report any dead animals.​​​​​


Litter bins

We provide and empty litter bins in public areas throughout Leeds. Depending on how busy the area is we arrange for bins to be emptied either daily or two or three times a week.

To report a full litter bin or enquire about provision of a new bin please use the Report a problem with a litter bin or dog bin form. Please remember to include the location of the bin.


Litter

We take legal action when someone is caught dropping litter, or throwing it out of vehicles. This includes paper, chewing gum, cans, bottles, waste food, food and drink containers, plastic and cigarette ends.

There is a £75 fixed penalty fine and failure to pay will result in prosecution leading to a maximum fine of £2,500 if found guilty.​


Paying or appealing against a litter fine

The easiest way to pay is over the phone by credit/debit card between 8.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. If you wish to pay by phone please ring Parking Services, who administer our telephone payments, on 0113 395 0050.

You can also pay by sending a cheque in the post or postal/money order, made payable to 'Leeds City Council'. We cannot accept payment if made payable to 'LCC'. Please address it to:

Fixed Penalty Notice Payments Section
Leeds City Council
Environmental Action Services
Millshaw Park Way
Leeds
LS11 0LS

If for any reason you cannot pay by the methods mentioned above, please ring 0113 395 1765 quoting the serial number of the fixed penalty notice and we can advise you further.

You can pay by cash at the above address by appointment only.


Appealing against a fixed penalty fine

You can write to us or email environmental.action@leeds.gov.uk within 14 days and appeal against it, explaining why you believe you are not guilty of the offence.

Appeals will not be upheld because you disagree with being fined, but will be judged on the facts and whether the law has been broken.


Paint spillages

We will attempt to clean paint from roads and footpaths in Leeds. Use the Report a road, footpath or cycleway to be swept form to report these types of issues. You can get information and report issues with graffiti to us on our Graffiti and Needle removal page.


Lost property​

Items found are handed to the police.


Other issues

Please see our Report other environmental problems page if your issue isn't covered on this page.

For information about dead animals we have collected, please visit the Dead cats and dogs register page.​

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