Thurrock Council has launched a new consultation about alleyways, following a decision taken by Full Council in June.
The short, anonymous survey opened on Monday 16 October and will close next month on Monday 27 November.
Seven question ask about issues, maintenance, and ownership. The findings will be reported back to the council's Cleaner, Greener, Safer Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Cllr Aaron Watkins, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: "I know that there is an issue with fly-tipping in alleyways on private and unadopted highways, but the council needs to understand what the scale of the issue is before coming up with recommendations on how it deals with the problem.
"I'd really like to urge everybody to take five minutes today to answer the seven multiple choice questions before the close of the survey in November.
"The council is committed to cleaning up the borough with its Clean it, Cut it, Fill it campaign, but we need your help now to inform our future works."
Cllr Cathy Kent, who was elected by the Cleaner, Greener, Safer Overview and Scrutiny Committee to lead the work on tackling issues in alleyways, said: "We need to hear about all of the issues you and your neighbours are aware of – but also, if you think that something is working well, we’d like to hear that too so we can continue doing it and perhaps even roll it out to other areas.
"The questionnaire is very short and it's open for six weeks, so please pass it along to your friends, share on social media – but importantly, please complete it yourself."
To complete the survey and check out other live consultations, go to: thurrock.gov.uk/say