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 Litter Plan:

Community Litter Plan

To request litter picking equipment, please complete the request form.

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?

As outlined in the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse, streets are swept on a frequency that is appropriate to returning the area to a required standard.

Areas with a high footfall or a high number of vehicles (for example, town centres) would be expected to be swept more often than areas which are less busy (for example, suburbs of towns).


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 wasteservices@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!