Getting your street clean and swept

Get your street swept

Please note: for mud or debris on roads following a road traffic accident for example, contact Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0001.

The council is responsible for sweeping the council owned (adopted) streets

The more frequently a road is used, the more often it is swept.

We also operate a special programme of sweeping during the autumn due to the leaf fall.

When you request a sweep, we will ask for:

  • Reason for request
  • Where the sweep is required (road, pavement or car park)
  • Location (street or road name)
  • Your details (optional)

Request a street sweep

You can also make this request by phone or by visiting the Hinckley Hub.

Mechanical sweeping frequencies and locations:

  • Hinckley town centre - daily
  • Small town and village centres - weekly
  • Distributor roads - every four weeks
  • Most residential roads - every 13 weeks
  • Rural A, B and C roads and the A50 - twice a year

More information on sweeping frequencies

The standard of cleanliness is set out in the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The legislation is complex and the easiest way to understand it is to refer to the booklet 'Litter and the Law - a guide for the public'. This is produced by the environmental charity known as Keep Britain Tidy. For more information please visit Keep Britain Tidy website

Last updated: ‎21‎/‎05‎/‎2020‎ ‎09‎:‎07‎