Litter

In addition to our regular street cleaning service, we also try to help reduce litter through supporting community litter picks, and also through enforcement.

Community Litter Picks

We provide litter picking equipment and refuse sacks for organised litter picking groups and members of the public who wish to organise a local litter pick.

Up to 10 mechanical litter pickers can be loaned on a first come first served basis. We will then collect the litter at an agreed time and location.

Littering Enforcement

We issue Fixed Penalty Notices for depositing litter in the open air and out of a motor vehicle. Cigarette ends and chewing gum are classed as litter.

The offence can be dealt with through a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75, failure to pay this can result in a prosecution with a maximum fine of £2,500.

From 1st April 2018 the level of Fixed Penalty for littering offences will rise to £100 in line with legislation updates.