We want to give you a clean, green and safe environment to enjoy. We are responsible for keeping adopted highways clean and litter free within the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act.
We operate a team of street sweeping vehicles which servive urban areas in the district on a cycical basis and other areas on a responsive basis.
How often do you clean the streets?
We aim to keep the environment as pleasant as possible and have a routine programme of cleaning which is supplemented by extra sweeping when necessary. We do not have the resources to clean every street at the same frequency, so our street cleaning programme reflects the usage of streets and areas.
For example, immediately after the market has closed in Shirebrook, we sweep and litter pick the area and adjacent car parks. We use a variety of methods to keep our streets clean, such as mechanical ‘Swingo’ road sweepers, litter pickers and targeted cleansing schemes.
What about footpaths?
Obviously some areas are more prone to litter and debris than others such as town and village centres, so these are cleaned on a daily basis.
In addition to our dedicated team of litter pickers, the mechanical ‘Swingo’ road sweepers are used to clean footpaths and road side areas as necessary.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 09:38