Littering is a crime. We can issue a £150 fixed penalty notice to anybody caught spoiling the streets by not using a litter bin.
You can use our online form to request that we clear litter. You can also use this form if you are a volunteer litter picker and need to tell us where to collect bags:
- You can also report needles and drug-related litter
We can serve notices to the occupiers of business premises or private land requiring them to clear it. We can also take steps to prevent the land being defaced by litter again.
It is a criminal offence to ignore such a notice. The maximum penalty on conviction is £2,500 for individuals, or £20,000 for businesses.
We work with Keep Britain Tidy to encourage smokers to dispose of their cigarette ends responsibly.
Our message is: no butts – stub it, bin it.