Litter and litter bins

Report litter

The most common items are sweet wrappers, cigarettes and cigarette butts. Discarded chewing gum is also classed as litter. Small quantities (less than a bag of rubbish) are classed as litter and larger quantities are classed as fly-tipping.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has a duty to clear litter from public places such as streets and pavements.

If you notice a specific problem and would like to report this to us, please complete our online reporting form.

To report a litter problem, tell us:

  • What litter needs clearing up
  • Location:
    • Exact location (park or open space, car park, street name and nearest landmark, village)
    • What3words location - You have the option of providing a What3words location (
  • Your contact details (optional)
  • Photograph (optional)

Report a litter problem

Alternatively, you can telephone our help line on 01455 238141.

Further information:

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