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Street care and cleaning

We are responsible for cleaning streets and highways and removing litter, leaves and plant debris from adopted highways, roads and Council owned land to ensure they never fall below a grade B of the Cleanliness National Indicators as prescribed by Defra.

Streets are cleansed based on a zonal system.

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Zone   Type of area

Zone 1

High public use eg, town centres and cities

Zone 2

Residential areas

Zone 3

All Other areas

Zone 4

Special Circumstances


To report an issue causing an immediate danger, eg, mud or leaves on the road making it slippery, please follow the reporting guidance here

To report Drug and Alcohol related litter, eg, hypodermic needles, syringes and other hazardous items, please use the form below.

Report Drug and Alcohol Litter

 needles, syringes and other hazardous items.

To report any streets that need cleaning, eg, due to littering, where there is not an immediate danger or to ask us any questions please use the link below.

Report street cleaning/contact Refuse and Recycling

Help make Cornwall a cleaner place - Visit the Clean Cornwall website