We clean streets, drains, car parks, public toilets and other public areas to remove litter, a build up of leaves or any other items which could be a risk to public health and safety.

We are responsible for maintaining the land owned by us to the standards set out in the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse 2006.

We are not responsible for railway stations, railway tracks or canal towpaths, including grassed areas, embankments, paved and non-paved areas.

To find out what you can do to help keep the Falkirk Council area tidy, please read our Community Support Pack and our Community Litter Plan:

Community Support Pack
Community Litter Plan

Out of hours emergency service

Our emergency cleaning service is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for debris on roads, major oil or fuel spillages and discarded syringes.

To report an incident, please call:

01324 503050

Frequently asked questions

  1. How often are road gullies cleaned?
  2. How often are the streets swept for rubbish and litter?
  3. How do I report litter in my area?
  4. How do I report flytipping in my area?
  5. Can I borrow litter picking equipment?

How often are road gullies cleaned?

Roadside channels on all main traffic routes are cleaned on a recurring basis to prevent the build up of silt, dirt and to prevent the growth of weeds.


How often are the streets swept for rubbish and litter?

Town centres, shopping centres and roads around secondary schools are considered a high priority.  We direct more resources to these areas.

In Bo’ness, Grangemouth, Denny and Falkirk Town Centres, staff are deployed on a daily basis, seven days a week.  We aim to ensure the area is cleaned to an acceptable standard by 9am every day.

Shopping centres are cleaned by mobile crews daily and mechanically swept at least once per week. Secondary school routes are cleaned daily during school term by mobile crews and are mechanically swept at least once per week.

Residential areas, opens spaces, recreational land such a play areas and playing fields are cleaned on a weekly basis.

There is also a dedicated team to deal with litter on rural roads linking towns and villages. 


How do I report litter in my area?

To report litter, syringe disposal or dog fouling in your area please call 01324 504433 or email litterzone@falkirk.gov.uk.

To report discarded syringes outwith normal working hours call our out of Hours Emergency Service number 01324 503050.


How do I report flytipping in my area?

See our information on flytipping.


Can I borrow litter picking equipment?

Yes. If you would like any equipment for a community litter pick, please email us with details of what you require.

We can provide:

  • litter pickers (adult and children’s sizes)
  • black bags and holders
  • gloves (men’s, ladies’ and children’s sizes)
  • uplift of rubbish collected
  • help with risk assessments, pre-clean up checks of the area etc
  • And we’ll even try to come along and help out!