Arun works with partner organisations and community groups to deliver services that improve our environment. We work together to ensure that:
- Streets remain clean and swept regularly
- Beaches and foreshores are tidy and free of litter
- Litter and dog bins are emptied regularly
- Flytipping is removed from the streets
- Abandoned vehicles are removed
Please note that West Sussex County Council is responsible for highway maintenance and street lighting.
Arun’s contractors, Biffa, are responsible for street cleaning. The frequency of these cleans depends on the location and use of the street. If you would like to report a problem with litter, dead animals, dog fouling, or any other items on the highway, please use this street cleaning report it form.
Litter and dog bins
Litter and dog bins are emptied and inspected on a regular basis. If you see one that is overflowing or damaged, please report it to us so that it can be dealt with. There are more than 1,300 litter and dog waste bins across Arun district, and we are not currently providing litter or dog waste bins for new locations.
Dog fouling in public places is unpleasant and can be a health hazard. If your dog needs to go while you’re out, "scoop the poop". You can buy all sorts of different poop scoops cheaply at pet shops and supermarkets. If you don’t have a poop scoop with you, you can use a plastic bag, or even newspaper. Many dog walkers use nappy sacks.
Dog waste can be disposed of in one of 380 dog waste bins provided around the district. If there are no bins around, take the waste home and dispose of it. If that is not possible or practical, then, as a last resort, dispose of it in a litter bin.
Offenders can be fined up to £1,000 or can be issued with a £80 fixed penalty ticket.
To report fouling problems please use our street cleaning report it form.
Flytipping is the illegal dumping of waste on either public or privately owned land (although we do not remove flytipping from private land). It could be one bag of rubbish, or large quantities of waste dumped from trucks. If you witness flytipping, please report it to us so that we can investigate. It would be useful if you could provide as much as the following information as possible:
- Exact location
- Vehicle registration number and details
- Description of all persons responsible
- Description of flytipped items
- Date and time of the offence
Please do not approach the flytippers or put yourself at risk.
If you give your waste to someone else to dispose of, it is your responsibility to ensure that the person who takes it is authorised to do so, and disposes of it correctly. This helps to avoid waste being flytipped illegally. You can find more information about flytipping and its consequences in this Flytipping leaflet.pdf [pdf] 1MB
Please report any abandoned vehicles to Operation Crackdown.
Graffiti is a form of vandalism. It can be distressing and can have a negative impact on the appearance of public areas, so please report it to us so that we can arrange for it to be cleared. You can use the graffiti reporting form, or call 0808 141 2800. We may also involve other authorities such as the police if necessary. We would be grateful if you could provide a contact number as it may be necessary for us to follow up on serious incidents, but please be assured that we will not pass your details on.