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Council Services:

Street cleansing

The Waste Management section at the Isle of Anglesey County Council arrange for street cleansing services to be undertaken to keep Anglesey ‘Clean and Green’. We are responsible for ensuring that public land, pavements, roads and grass verges that fall under our control are kept free of litter and refuse.

Anglesey’s street cleansing services are operated by Biffa Municipal.

Isle of Anglesey County Council has a duty to achieve a cleaner, greener Island in compliance with The Environmental Protection Act, 1990 (EPA) and the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act, 2005 which set out the acceptable standards of cleanliness which are expected to be achieved on litter and refuse.

Compliance with the code is measured in 2 ways:

  • cleanliness grades, which set out how clean an area should be
  • cleanliness standards, which indicate a response time for cleaning up

All areas / streets on Anglesey have been “zoned”. Each zone has a time scale within which the Council should return it to a litter free standard.

The 4 grades of cleanliness are as follows:

Grade A – no litter or refuse

Grade B – predominantly free of litter and refuse – apart from a number of smaller items

Grade C – widespread distribution of litter and refuse with minor accumulations

Grade D – heavily littered with significant accumulations

Fleets of mechanical sweepers, pedestrian sweepers and large road sweepers clean these areas at different times and frequencies throughout the day, depending on how quickly they become littered.

In practice, these services include:

  • manual and mechanical sweeping of litter and debris on paths and roads
  • emptying street litter bins and dog waste bins
  • litter picking green spaces e.g. beaches and parks
  • removal of fly-tipped waste

You can help keep Anglesey clean and green by:

  • keeping hold of your waste until you find a bin
  • recycling your waste materials
  • cleaning up after your pet fouls and placing in litter bins providing they are appropriately bagged
  • reporting fly tipping
  • using litter bins provided to dispose of cigarette waste safely
  • wrapping your chewing gum up and putting into the litter bin
  • report any receptacle that has been damaged

Due to the implementation of the Savings Programme introduced by the Council in 2015/16, there may be some facilities that are no longer available or have been reduced / relocated. The austerity times have resulted in less used litter bins being removed, however, the Council will not accept any claims that the lack of receptacle has played any part in any littering offences. It is the duty of the individual to keep the island in a clean and green state and utilise other methods to dispose of waste responsibly.

Contact Highways and Waste Management

Sustainable Development Directorate
Isle of Anglesey County Council
Council Offices
LL77 7TW
Tel: General enquiries: 01248 752860
For General enquiries please use the Waste Management General Enquiry Form
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