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Public litter bins

Contents

- Overview
- Report a damaged street bin
- Report an overflowing street bin
- Littering and street sweeping


Overview 

We are responsible for emptying most street bins in Gateshead, including litter bins and dog waste bins.

We have regular schedules in place to keep bins from overflowing. These depend on the area and how frequently the bins are used.

Report a damaged street bin

If you come across a damaged or broken public litter bin, you can report it to us and we will try our best to repair or replace it as soon as operationally possible.

Unfortunately, we don't take requests for new bins.

Report a damaged street bin

Alternatively, you can call our customer service team on 0191 433 3000. 

Report an overflowing street bin

If you see a bin that is overflowing, you can report it to us and we will try to empty it as soon as operationally possible. If an officer reviews the report and deems it urgent, we will get it emptied within one working day. 

If the bin contains syringes, you should report drug equipment. This ensures it goes to the correct team and is dealt with as soon as possible.

Report an overflowing bin

Alternatively, you can call our customer service team on 0191 433 3000. 

Littering and street sweeping

If you have witnessed someone littering or you want to request that litter is removed, you can find out how at gateshead.gov.uk/littering.

To find out more about our street sweepers, go to gateshead.gov.uk/streetsweeping.

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