What do the council do about littering in the area?

There is no formal definition of litter but in practice, litter is most commonly assumed to include materials often associated with smoking, eating and drinking that are discarded and left by members of the public who do not use the proper receptacles such as litter bins.

Dropping or depositing litter on any land in the open air is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 s.87 and offenders can face fines and prosecution for littering.

We would ask all residents and visitors to our District:

  • Do not drop litter - use a street litter bin for items such as wrappers, unwanted food, and food and drink containers. If there is not a street litter bin in the vicinity, please take it home with you. If you are witnessed littering you will be fined and possibly prosecuted.
  • Please do not place your domestic waste or recycling, or commercial waste, out for collection until early on the morning of your collection day. (Or as late as possible on the evening before your collection day)

To report a full litter or dog bin, or report an area seriously blighted by litter, use this link.