Request road sweeping or litter clearing

road sweeping vehicle clearing a road

Before you start your request

We don't clear litter on private land the landowner should be contacted for this. Details can be passed on to our enforcement team to investigate.

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

We will not prune or fell a tree owned or managed by Wakefield 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 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 green spaces, paths or other areas of hard standing are regularly cleared of fallen leaves. Leaves on grass/shrub beds are left until most of the leaves have fallen before they are removed. If leaving them would damage the grass the leaves would be removed sooner).

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, a specified location/postcode with nearby notable landmarks. This helps us more than just a street name. 

We are responsible for keeping the area clean and free of litter.

We will:

  • keep town centres clean
  • clean the main road once a week
  • patrol other streets and roads regularly, collecting litter
  • remove fly-tipping when it's reported
  • empty litter bins before they are full

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