Street Scene

Street scene - who are we?

Street Scene is the name we’ve given to the council’s environmental services department.  They are responsible for waste management, street cleansing and grounds maintenance across the borough.  

What we do


We collect all refuse, recycling and garden waste in the borough on a fortnightly basis. We deliver new and replacement waste and recycling containers.  Street Scene offer an assisted collection service to those residents who are less mobile and are unable to bring their waste to the edge of your property.   We also offer a bulky waste collection service for large household items where the householder is unable to take them to the tip.

Street cleansing services

Street cleansing services are the manual and mechanical sweeping of adopted roads in the borough, the collection and disposal of fly-tips, emptying of litter and dog bins and the servicing of roadside gulleys.

Grounds maintenance

We keep on top of the grassed areas, verges, hedges and trees in the borough, cutting grass, weeding and trimming back trees and hedges.  We maintain Darlington’s parks, and also create and maintain seasonal displays.