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Cleaner Neighbourhoods Report

Cleaner Neighbourhoods Report

The 2017/18 Cleaner Neighbourhoods Report is now available to view and download here.

View our summary postcard here.



2016/17 Indicators

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s Benchmarking Report provides a detailed analysis of Local Environmental Quality data since the establishment of the eleven new councils. Covering littering and dog fouling, education, campaigning, public engagement, enforcement and more it tracks our progress toward a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future. It replaces the NI Litter Survey reports carried out on behalf of the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs since 2006 with a more comprehensive look at the wider picture of litter in Northern Ireland.

The report sets out to give clear unbiased information about efforts to educate, engage and where necessary enforce against anti-social behaviours such as littering, dog fouling and graffiti.

As well as giving a summary of the NI Litter Survey, which looks at litter at more than 1,100 sites across the country, the report includes detail on:

  • Enforcement actions taken by councils, including the number of fixed penalties issued
  • Enrolment in the Eco-Schools programme which has litter and the environment as core topics for school children
  • Engagement by community and volunteer groups in projects and events which clean-up and empower communities
  • Council-led litter education programmes
  • Summary of marine litter surveys carried out along Northern Ireland's coastline
  • The amount and impact of spending on street cleansing

The full 2016/17 National Benchmarking Report is available to view.

2016/17 Key facts and figures

You can also download the National Benchmarking report 2015/6

Previous NI Litter Survey reports are also available: