Request road sweeping or litter clearing


We will not prune or fell a tree owned or managed by the Council to remove or reduce leaf fall. We will also not remove fallen leaves from private property.

Customer Advice

The loss of leaves from trees in the autumn is part of the natural cycle and cannot be avoided by pruning.

For roads, streets or the highway extra teams are working in the autumn to clear fallen leaves.

In parks and greenspaces, paths or other areas of hard standing are regularly cleared of fallen leaves, but leaves on grass / shrub beds are generally left until the majority of leaves have fallen before they are removed (unless leaving them would damage the grass in which case the accumulated leaves would be removed sooner).

Please also note that we don't clear litter on private land (in the case that the litter is on private land, you will need to contact the landowner for it to be cleared).

However, details of the litter can be passed on to our enforcement team to be investigated.

Before you start, you will need to tell us:

Where the problem is (please try to be specific with the answer you give, for example: [insert specified location/post code with nearby notable landmarks] rather than just [insert nearby street name])

Before you start

We don't clear litter on private land. You will need to contact the land owner for that.

If the litter is on Wakefield District Housing (WDH) land you need to contact them on 03458 507 507.

You will need to tell us:

  • Where the problem is
We are responsible for keeping the area clean and free of litter. We will:

  • Keep town centres clean
  • Clean main road once a week
  • Patrol other streets and roads on a regularly, collecting litter
  • Remove fly-tipping when it's reported
  • Empty litter bins before they are full

Dog litter bin requests


Report an issue with Road Sweeping and Leaf Fall

If you wish to report an issue with Road Sweeping and Leaf Fall, please fill in our online form, after which we will receive an application number. If you provide us with an email address an automated acknowledgment of your request will be sent to you. 

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