Litter Enforcement and Litter/dog bins
There is no precise definition of litter. It can mean anything from a crisp packet to a sack of rubbish or discarded food. It is criminal offence to drop litter and you could be fined up to £2,500.
Did you know you can report it by using our online mapping facility LocalView.
Simply click on the report it image to the right, fill in the details and pinpoint the area on the map.
As a result of better rules introduced in April 2006, neighbourhood Wardens are now able to issue a fixed penalty notice to anyone seen dropping litter in the borough, the Fixed Penalty Notice for this is £75.00.
The most commonly found litter is cigarette ends, followed by sweet and food wrappers. Litter looks messy, can be dangerous and brings a neighbourhood down. It can take a long time for litter to decompose i.e. a carrier bag takes between 10 - 20 years.
The Council provide a significant number of litter and dog bins throughout the borough for residents to use.
The frequency of these bins being emptied depends upon there usage. The highly used town centre bins being emptied on a daily basis.
Page Last Updated: 13/10/2011