Litter in public spaces
We provide and maintain litter bins in public places and arrange for these to be emptied on a regular basis. Roads are swept regularly to keep them clean.
We remove the following items from public areas:
- drug-related litter
- broken glass
- dead animals, including foxes
- traffic accident debris
- dog fouling/mess
Please help us by doing your bit and:
- take your litter home or use the street bins provided
- put your household waste on your collection day (not before), ensuring it's on your own property
- clear up after your dog, using the dedicated dog waste bins
Please note: We aim to remove litter within 48 hours of it being reported - and drug-related litter within 1 hour.
Littering is illegal. If you're caught littering, you could receive an on-the-spot fine called a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of £100.
On-the-spot fines for littering are discounted to £85 if paid within 10 days.
Anyone who fails to pay their FPN within 14 days risks being taken to court and fined up to £2,500.
To pay a fine, email email@example.com or call 01895 556000.