Clean streets matter

At Keep Wales Tidy, we know that having clean streets really matters to people.

Litter harms wildlife, dog fouling is a danger to health and graffiti makes us feel unsafe in our communities. But for us to be able to make a difference, we need to understand these issues.

So, every year, our expert staff survey thousands of streets in every corner of Wales.

By bringing together the data from these surveys, we can build a year-on-year Wales-wide picture of the condition of our streets. This helps us along with the Welsh Government and others to monitor the effectiveness of our work and plan how, by working together, we can make our streets cleaner and safer.

Our 2021-22 How Clean Are Our Streets? report was the first of its kind since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It revealed that ‘on-the-go’ food and drink packaging litter was found on 64.2% of streets across the country in 2021-22. Read the full report.

Read our Local Environmental Audit and Management System (LEAMS) Methodology