You can help keep Sheffield tidy by reporting litter problems to us. You can report issues with litter, litter bins and flytipping on land owned by ourselves and elsewhere. 

You can also help by:

  • not dropping litter
  • not overfilling litter/wheelie bins
  • teaching young people to dispose of litter responsibly
  • clearing up after your dog
  • not disposing of sharp objects or needles in bins
  • not disposing of household rubbish in litter bins
  • reporting litter to us
  • reporting full, overflowing, damaged or defaced litter bins


It is a criminal offence to drop litter or throw it from a car, which carries an instant £80 fine.


Businesses have a duty of care to deal with their litter/rubbish properly and not allow it to escape from their premises. Any problems with business litter/rubbish will be dealt with by our Environmental Enforcement Officers.

Clean Sheffield campaign

The #CleanSheffield campaign started in 2016 with a partnership between Sheffield City Council and Keep Britain Tidy. The aim of the campaign is to encourage more businesses, community groups and individuals to take pride in their community and not to drop litter on the ground. 

Picking up litter

Only collect litter from pavements, verges and adjoining public land only and not directly from households or potentially unsafe areas.

Do not touch any potentially hazardous waste including hypodermic needles, drugs waste, chemicals and asbestos and contact Streets Ahead as soon as possible on the contact details above.

Litter picks

Anyone planning to organise a litter pick must inform us at least 5 working days beforehand. Litter pick organisers are responsible for the safety of those involved, however, we are happy to advise on safety.

Bagged litter collections

Any litter which is picked up should be bagged and securely tied (with the exception of large items). These should be left safely and tidily in one location which is accessible from the road and agreed with us in advance.