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Littering enforcement

From November 2016, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough council partnered with NSL, who are carrying out litter enforcement throughout the Borough

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Anyone spotted dropping litter by an authorised officer will receive an on-the-spot fixed penalty notice and fined £80, or can face prosecution, which carries a maximum fine of £2,500 if convicted in a Magistrates Court.

The councils enviro enforcement team are out patrolling the borough daily investigating environmental crime.

How much are litter fines?

Persons caught dropping litter will be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80. If paid within 2 weeks, this amount can be reduced.

How are fines issued?

Authorised Enviro Enforcement Officers patrol the borough and anyone caught littering will be issued with an on-the-spot fixed penalty notice. All enforcement officers will be wearing body worn CCTV, for safety purposes.

What is classed as litter?

Littering is classed as waste that has been dropped, thrown or left lying around in all places that are open to the air, including private land and land covered by water (this also includes being thrown from a moving vehicle). Litter waste includes cigarette butts, chewing gum, sweet wrappers and also biodegradable items such as apple cores and other food stuffs, as well as any other rubbish.

Why do we fine people for littering?

Litter is not only unsightly but costs the council and tax payers an incredible amount of money each year to clean up. 

What's the money going towards?

Any income to the council will go a little way toward offsetting the huge cleansing costs that are incurred yearly due to littering, fly tipping, fly posting and graffiti. We hope that this enforcement work being carried out by NBBC and NSL will deter littering in the Borough.

What happens if I don't pay?

If a fixed penalty notice is not paid within the stated given time then the case will be dealt with through formal prosecution via the courts.

Last updated Monday, 23rd January 2017

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