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. You could sign up to maintain a tree pit on your street.
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.
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 – Daniel Allen
You can help us by reporting clean street issues directly to us.