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Street cleaning

Help us keep Leeds' streets clean by reporting any of the following issues on our streets:

  • street cleaning, e.g. litter;
  • fly tipping;
  • graffiti;
  • discarded needles and syringes;
  • fly posting; or
  • dead animals

If you spot any of these problems in Leeds please complete the street cleansing form, which can be found in the Top tasks section.

Dog fouling
To report dog fouling issues please visit our Dogs, fouling, found or missing webpage, listed in the Related Pages section of this page.

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.

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 phone our contact centre on 0113 222 4406 Mon to Fri 8am to 6pm.

Needles and syringes
Unless it poses an immediate danger to you or other residents, do not pick up these items. For further information about needle removal refer to the related page.

Graffiti removal 
We take a zero tolerance approach towards graffiti. Use the street cleansing form to report graffiti. This can be found in the Top tasks section.

To report graffiti on BT property, bus stop shelters and signs and electricity substations please contact the relevant company using the External links section.

We aim to remove offensive or racist graffiti within 24 hours and other graffiti within 28 days.

Fly posting
This is putting up unauthorised posters and stickers, usually adverts in public places.

Dead animal removal 
We aim to collect dead animals from the highway and footpaths within 24 hours. 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. We do not remove dead animals found in gardens, you must contact your local vet for advice.

Lost pets - if you are concerned about a lost pet you can check if we have picked it up by looking at the Dead cats and dogs register, accessed in the Documents section. This register is updated on a regular basis. 

Contact us
Telephone 0113 222 4406
Services to report graffiti, needles and report fly-tipping on public land are now available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.​