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Clean Streets and Public Areas

Arun District Council works with partner organisations and community groups to deliver services to keep our streets and public areas clean and tidy

Arun District Council aims to ensure:-

  • Streets remain clean and swept regularly
  • Public toilets are regularly cleaned
  • Beaches and foreshores are tidy and free of litter
  • Litter and dog bins are emptied regularly
  • Litter and dog waste offenders are fined
  • Fly tipped rubbish is removed from the streets
  • Abandoned vehicles are removed
  • Graffiti is cleaned up

Street cleaning

Arun’s contractors, Biffa, are responsible for street cleaning. The frequency of these cleans depends on the location and use of the street. If you would like to report a problem with litter, dead animals, dog fouling, or any other items on the highway, please use this street cleaning report it form.

Public toilets

There are 2 public toilets in Arundel – in the Mill Road Car Park and Crown Yard Car Park. Arun District Council inspects and cleans these toilets regularly. Please use this report it form if you would like to tell ADC about an issue with one of the toilets.

Opening times

  • Summer (1st May – 30th September) – 08.00 until 20.00
  • Winter (1st October – 30th April) – 08.00 until 17.00

All toilets are closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Litter and dog waste bins

Litter and dog bins are emptied and inspected on a regular basis. If you see one that is overflowing or damaged, please report it to us so that it can be dealt with

Dog fouling

Dog fouling in public places is unpleasant and can be a health hazard. Dog waste can be disposed of in one of the dog waste bins provided around town. If you cannot find a bin nearby please take the waste home and dispose of it. If that is not possible or practical, then, as a last resort, dispose of it in a standard litter bin.

Dog Fouling & Littering Fixed Penalty Notice scheme

Anyone caught dropping litter, including cigarette butts and chewing gum, or not picking up after their dog can face a fine of £80 (reduced to £50 if paid within 10 days).

This scheme is run for Arun District Council by enforcement company EH Commercial Services Ltd and operates a zero tolerance policy. The aim of the scheme is to:

  • reduce litter 
  • encourage people to clean up after their dogs 
  • raise awareness that dropping litter or failing to clean up after their dogs will mean an £80 fine (£50 if paid within 10 days)

ADC liaise with this team to target problem-areas so if you know of a litter or dog fouling hotspot which would benefit from a visit from our officers let ADC know.

The maximum penalty on conviction is £1000.

Fly tipping

Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste on either public or privately owned land. It could be one bag of rubbish, or large quantities of waste dumped from trucks. ADC remove fly tipped waste from publicly owned land only.

If you witness fly tipping, please report it so ADC can investigate. The following information is helpful:-

  • Exact location
  • Vehicle registration number and details
  • Description of all persons responsible
  • Description of fly tipped items
  • Date and time of the offence

Please do not approach fly tippers or put yourself at risk. 

If you give your waste to someone else to dispose of, it is your responsibility to ensure that the person who takes it is authorised to do so and disposes of it correctly.

Abandoned vehicles

Please report any abandoned vehicles to Operation Crackdown.


Graffiti is a form of vandalism. It can be distressing and can have a negative impact on the appearance of public areas, so please report it to ADC so that we can arrange for it to be cleared. You can use the graffiti reporting form, or call 0808 141 2800. ADC may also involve other authorities such as the police if necessary.