Litter, street cleaning and fly tipping
You can report fly tipping using our online form
Fly-tipping is a criminal offence which carries a maximum penalty of up to £50,000 or 12 months in prison. Anyone caught fly-tipping in Stockton-on-Tees could also face an on-the spot penalty of £400. Any resident who fails to correctly dispose of waste may face a fixed penalty notice or even prosecution if the waste is then fly-tipped.
Street cleaning, litter and dog fouling
You can report street cleaning and litter issues using our online forms.
If you see anyone illegally disposing of waste from their cars, you can report this by emailing Civic.Enforcement@stockton.gov.uk
Report a dangerous item
To report items which pose a risk to public safety and require immediate attention, call our Care for Your Area Team on 01642 391959.
Outside of these hours, including Bank Holidays, contact our Civic Enforcement Service on 01642 528989.
Keeping our borough clean and tidy
We take great pride in keeping our streets, parks and open spaces clean and tidy. Our dedicated team work 7 days a week throughout the year, across the borough.
Our responsibilities include:
- daily cleaning of main shopping areas such as town and villages centres
- removing grit, mud, litter, grease, debris and leaves from adopted highways, streets, council-owned car parks and other public areas.
- cleaning of main roads, gullies, footpaths and residential streets as and when required
- weed spraying, strimming overgrown vegetation and clearing becks and water courses.
- removing graffiti from public land and street furniture within 36 hours or 24 hours if the material is offensive
- removing needles and syringes within 2 hours(do not pick up needles, syringes or any other drug related items)
We do not remove litter from private land, unadopted roads or unadopted footpaths, this is the responsibility of the land owner.
Community clean up groups
We can help to support and grow small community clean up groups by providing advice, equipment and disposal of collected rubbish. To discuss starting your own group within your area call 01642 391959.
Community Litter Picking
We are proud to support the Community Litter Picking groups set up by residents across the Stockton-on-Tees Borough. To join your local litter picking group or find out more about the work they do, follow them on social media:
- Hardwick and Roseworth Community Litter Pick
- Ingleby Barwick Community Litter Project
- Norton Clean Up Your Act
- Portrack Litter Picking Community Group
- Thornaby Community Litter Project
- Yarm Litter Project