Litter in a public place is unsightly, dangerous to animals, and an offence. The average fine for littering is around £95, but can be up to £2,500.
Litter ranges in size from a single sweet wrapper, to a bag full of rubbish. The Environmental Protection Act of 1990 states that if a person drops, throws, deposits, or leaves anything that causes defacement in a public place, they are commiting a littering offence. So always try to use a litter bin or take your rubbish home.
To report an overflowing bin on the highway or public park ring the Customer Call Centre on 01803 207900
- To report a damaged bin or request the siting of an extra one to be considered please ring 01803 207900
- Recycling and Waste Enquiries
- Tel: 01803 207900