Dropping Litter

Anyone seen dropping litter could be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £150. If you pay the Fixed Penalty Notice you will not receive a criminal record, but if you do not pay the Fixed Penalty Notice, the case will go to court. The maximum Court fine for littering is £2,500.

Littering means dropping anything in any place (including over water) that is open to the air and to which the public have access. Cigarette butts and chewing gum are counted as litter as well as other items commonly dropped such as sweet wrappers and drinks bottles.

Our Environmental Care Officers will team up with the Police to challenge people whom litter and issue a Fixed Penalty Notice where necessary.

Did you know your litter can kill?

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Page last updated: 06/06/2018