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Street cleansing


Cleansing Teams

We have cleansing teams based in Bideford, Appledore, Westward Ho!, Torrington and Holsworthy. Our cleansing teams are responsible for the day-to-day Cleansing for Torridge including emptying the public litter and dog bins, litter picking pavements and public areas, sweeping roads and pavements, cleaning our public toilets and responding to fly tipping reports.

If you notice any issues that need to be dealt with by our teams you can report this to us here- Environmental Hazard (Fly Tipping etc.)

Our aim is to improve and maintain the quality of our local environment. If there is something dirty in your neighbourhood, you can call our dedicated GrimeBusters freephone number 0800 1422 442. You can even leave us a message if you call outside normal office hours.

Public Conveniences

We have public conveniences located in Bideford, Westward Ho!, Appledore, Torrington, Holsworthy, Hartland, Stoke, Bradworthy, Black Torrington and Halwill. 

If you wish to report the condition of a particular Public Convenience you can do so here Public Convenience Condition or by calling us on 01237 428700, option 3. 

The opening times of our Public Conveniences are listed here-  Toilet Opening Times (PDF) [7KB]

Fly Tipping

Fly tipping is any waste which is dumped without authority. Torridge District Council has a responsibility to collect fly tipping from public land such as highways etc. If you see any fly tipping which looks like it may be on public land please report it to us by completing the online form Environmental Hazard (Fly Tipping etc.)

Where waste is fly tipped on private land it is the responsibility of the land owner to arrange its collection and disposal.

Fly tipping is illegal - please help us to safeguard the environment by reporting it

Dog Fouling

Neighbourhood Officers do regular patrols and there are dog bins at many locations throughout our area.

Notices relating to dog fouling can be fixed on request and permanent yellow  pavement stencils are also being used throughout our area.

The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 applies and owners must clear up after their animals. The maximum penalty for not doing so is £1000.

Dog owners who do not obey the ruling give rise to health risks and create a serious nuisance.

Torridge District Council has resolved to issue fixed penalty notices in relation to dog fouling offences. Various Council staff are empowered to issued fixed penalties if they witness offences. If you receive a fixed penalty notice, cheques should be made payable to 'Torridge District Council';  It would be helpful if you enclose the fixed penalty notice with your payment.

If you require any information regarding cleaning schedules for your area, or have any queries relating to Street Cleansing, Fly Posting/Tipping or Graffiti please phone 01237 428700, option 3.

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