In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Powys County Council has a duty to keep its relevant land clear of litter and refuse, as far as practicable.
The relevant land includes public highways, car parks, amenity areas and Authority owned housing land.
All such land has been categorised into cleansing Zones with regard to the ‘Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse’ issued in conjunction with Section 89 of the Act. As a result, each Zone receives an appropriate level of cleansing be that on a daily, weekly, monthly etc. basis.
In practice, the Service includes :-
the manual and mechanical sweeping of footways and channels
litter picking of amenity areas and other land
emptying of litter bins and dog waste bins
removal of fly tipping
removal of animal carcasses
removal of fly posting and graffiti
cleaning of Authority owned bus shelters
The standard of cleansing is regularly monitored and recorded in accordance with the requirements of national performance indicator STS/001.
To report a problem relating to the cleanliness or tidyness of our streets, click on one of the links below:
Telephone: 0845 602 7035
Fax: 01597 827276
Local and Environmental Services