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Dropping or depositing litter on any land open to the air is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and offenders can be served with a Fixed Penalty Notice for £150 or face prosecution and a maximum fine of £2,500 on conviction.

Council fixed penalty notices for littering may also be issued by the police to those caught urinating in the street.

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What we ask of you

  • Do not drop litter, use a street litter bin. If there is not one in the area you should take your litter home with you.
  • Dispose of domestic and commercial waste responsibly
  • 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). If you are aware of someone who persistently places their domestic or commercial waste out for collection other than on the collection day, please contact our Street Scene Enforcement Team by email at
  • Report any littering problems to us
  • If you believe that a street litter bin is required at a particular location, make an online request or put your request in writing to our Street Cleansing Team by email at

Updated: 13 November 2023

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