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Street Cleaning Freedom of Information data

Washing machine and sacks

The most common freedom of information (FOI) questions we get asked on street cleaning can be found below.

Who operates your street cleaning provision?

The service is provided in-house by Preston City Council.

Waste Data Flow

Waste Data Flow is a website which collects waste data for UK local authorities to government.

On the website you will be able to access information which will hopefully answer your FOI requests on the following:

  • How many incidents of fly-tipping have been attended to in the last calendar and financial year?
  • How many incidents of fly-tipping have been attended to per quarter in the last calendar and financial year?
  • What has been the cost to the Council of attending to reported incidents of fly-tipping?
  • Where can I view a full breakdown including costs of clearing the incidents, nature of the fly-tipped waste, where incidents occurred, and size of incidents?
  • What is the breakdown of the nature of the fly-tipped incidents?
  • What is the breakdown of where the fly-tipped incidents occurred?

You will be required to sign up to the website but once registered you will be able to access the information free of charge.

Visit Waste Data Flow

Fly tipping instances reported

Below are the number of fly tipping instances which were reported to us between 2017 to March 2022.

Calendar year - January to December

  • 2022 - 3,597
  • 2021 - 2,930
  • 2020 - 3,257
  • 2019 - 2,901
  • 2018 - 2,771
  • 2017 - 3,249

Financial year - April to March

  • 2022/23 - 4,043
  • 2021/22 - 3,142
  • 2020/21 - 3,469
  • 2019/20 - 2,748
  • 2018/19 - 2,821
  • 2017/18 - 2,904

Quarterly in last calendar year (2022)

  • January - March - 1,001
  • April - June - 893
  • July - September - 743
  • October - December - 960

Quarterly in last financial year (2022/23)

  • Quarter 1 - April 2022 - June 2022 - 893
  • Quarter 2 - July 2022 - September 2022 - 743
  • Quarter 3 - October 2022 - December 2022 - 960
  • Quarter 4 - January 2023 - March 2023 - 1,447

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