Litter bins are provided for pedestrian litter only and should not be used for disposing of household or commercial waste. All of our litter bins are dual purpose and can be used to dispose of bagged dog waste.

What we do

Stratford-on-Avon District Council, in partnership with its contractor Biffa Municipal Limited, provides, maintains and empties over 1,500 litter/dog waste bins across the district. Litter bins are normally placed in areas of high pedestrian footfall or where a litter problem has been identified. All of our litter/dog waste bins are emptied regularly; some are emptied daily, while the majority are emptied once a week.

We regularly review litter/dog waste bin provision to ensure that bins are in high footfall locations.

We have a limited budget for the replacement and maintenance of litter/dog waste bins, but we aim to ensure all of the bins are in a good condition and replace where necessary.

Any requests for additional bins should be directed to the appropriate town or parish council, which can fund the purchase, installation and annual emptying costs if they and Stratford-on-Avon District Council agree that there is a need for additional bins.

What we don't do

Stratford-on-Avon District Council is not responsible for emptying bins provided on private land or by private businesses. For example, if a retailer provides a litter bin outside their business, it is their responsibility to empty and maintain that bin.

On-street recycling bins

A number of on-street recycling bins have been installed in the district's main settlements. These bins are blue and have a recycling logo printed on them. The following materials can be put into these bins:

  • paper
  • cardboard
  • glass (bottles and jars)
  • tins and cans
  • rigid plastic packaging
  • aluminium foil
  • cartons


For further information, please contact the Streetscene team:

Contact: The Streetscene team

Last updated on 04/12/2018