Littering is when someone drops, throws or otherwise deposits waste and then leaves. It is a criminal offence to leave litter and we can issue a fine (also known as a Fixed Penalty Notice) for littering.

If you see someone littering please contact our Clean, Green and Safe Ambassadors on 01803 701310.

A fixed penalty notice (FPN) is issued as an alternative to prosecution in court. If you have been issued with an FPN you can either pay it within the timescale shown on the notice, or your case may go to court for criminal prosecution. 

Find out more and pay a FPN on our enforcement page.

We will treat members of the public with respect and expect the same in return. Please note that we will not tolerate abusive behaviour towards our staff.