Recycling and rubbish

Street cleaning

Dedicated neighbourhood sweepers in your road

Each residential street in Islington has a dedicated neighbourhood street sweeper who cleans your street five times a week.

Your neighbourhood street sweepers follow the same routes as the recycling and refuse collection rounds to clear up anything that may have been missed or spilled within hours of collection.

Every sweeper has a mobile phone to report fly-tips and other issues to colleagues straight away. They also have separate rubbish and recycling bins on their barrows to increase recycling rates.

Main roads are deep-cleaned every day.

We are also responsible for clearing dog fouling, removing fly-tipping and graffiti, cleaning street markets and cleaning council-owned car parks.

Did you know…

  • we have approximately 1,000 litter bins and over 100 on-street recycling banks that are spread throughout the borough that we empty regularly

  • we remove any racist, abusive or sexist graffiti within 24 hours of it being reported and most other types of graffiti is removed within five-working days 

  • we aim to remove fly-tipped waste from public land within 24 hours of being informed of it

How you can help 

Everyone can contribute to improving our environment and making Islington a better place to live, work and visit.

Our authorised officers can issue fixed penalty notices to people that drop litter, including cigarette butts, or those that allow their dogs to foul and fail to clear it up. 

Contact us

Street cleaning in Islington is completed on an area basis. Islington is divided into three areas and we have a manager responsible for each area. Your area managers are:

Central Area – Tony Montgomery

North Area – Bill Reay

South Area – David Rawlings

You can help us by reporting clean street issues directly to us. 

Report a clean street issue 

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