We are asking everyone across Cleveland to take PRIDE in their local community by making their neighbourhoods safer.

Rubbish and fly-tipping can be used as fuel for deliberate fires so removing it helps us to reduce incidents. Making sure that public areas have tidy boundaries and are well lit improves visibility and access for everyone, and discourages anti-social behaviour. 

How you can help at home:

  • Clearing rubbish and tidying boundaries on to public footpaths to aid visibility
  • Putting rubbish out only on the day of collection and bringing wheelie bins in as soon as possible
  • Storing bins and rubbish securely and away from property
  • Making sure fire pits, chimena’s and BBQ’s are properly extinguished and ash is cool before disposing
  • Disposing of bulky items via a registered service check the Environment Agency Register
  • Joining your local neighbourhood watch ourwatch.org.uk

How you can help in your neighbourhood:

  • Helping neighbours to clear rubbish and tidy boundaries
  • Joining a litter-picking group – there are loads of local ones on Facebook or try keepbritaintidy.org.uk
  • Reporting issues such as fly-tipping or broken street lights to fixmystreet.com or your local council
  • Using the what3words.com app to accurately report locations of issues e.g. fly-tipping
  • Putting your rubbish in the bin or taking it home and always making sure cigarettes are properly extinguished
  • Reporting incidents anonymously to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111