Litter can be as small as a sweet wrapper, piece of chewing gum or cigarette end. Street litter is often made of plastics, which take hundreds of years to biodegrade and can be harmful to birds and animals.
Dropped litter spoils the area and can end up in our storm drains, ditches, and streams. Storm water run-off carries large quantities of street litter to streams, rivers and lakes. Our street management team is responsible for reducing environmental crimes including enforcement of the correct disposal of litter.
To report litter offences in Charnwood, contact us on:
Fixed penalty notices
It is an offence to drop, throw, or deposit and leave litter anywhere. This offence includes dropping litter in water such as rivers, streams and lakes. If you are caught committing the offence of dropping litter in the borough, you may face prosecution and a fine of £150.
It is also an offence to throw litter out of a car, since April 1st 2018 if you or anyone in your vehicle throws litter out of the vehicle, the driver will be held responsible and fined £150.
If you pay your fine within 14 days of the offence the matter will be closed and you will have discharged your liability. If you pay within ten days the penalty will be discounted to £75 for early payment. If the fixed penalty is refused or not paid then court proceedings will begin and you could be fined up to £2,500.
For littering from a vehicle, if you pay your fine within 28 days of the offence the matter will be closed and you will have discharged your liability. If you pay within 14 days the penalty will be discounted to £75 for early payment. If the fixed penalty is not paid within the 28 day period then it will double in cost to £300.
Fixed penalty notices can also be used for other environmental crimes and anti-social behaviour.
If you want to appeal the fixed penalty notice you should write to:
Street Management, Charnwood Borough Council, Southfield Road, Loughborough, Leicesetershire, LE11 2TR.
or email email@example.com
|FOI 1875||16th Apr 2012||Fixed Penalties for Enviromental Crimes|
|FOI 1185||4th Feb 2011||Bin Fines|
|FOI 1256||6th Apr 2011||Fixed Penalty Notice for Depositing Litter|
|FOI 4018||28th Feb 2014||Litter Fines|
|FOI 2688||5th Feb 2013||Anti-Social Behaviour Incidents|
|FOI 2796||15th Mar 2013||Spot Fines|
|FOI 2907||22nd Apr 2013||Fixed Penalty Notice|
Last updated: Wed 11th April, 2018 @ 14:08