Littering and penalties

About litter hot spots

In litter hot spot areas we can serve a street litter control notice (SLCN) to require the owners of premise to take responsibility for the litter that their patrons produce, including clearing litter from the footway and adjacent land within 100m of their premises.

The notice can also require the occupier to clear litter and to install and maintain litter bins. It is a criminal offence not comply with such a notice.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is £2,500. If you can provide details of an area and a time when littering occurs we will try to patrol the area with a view of issuing fixed penalty notices to offenders.