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What is litter?
Litter can be anything from a small crisp packet or sweet wrapper to large bags of rubbish. It's unsightly and can cause environmental problems.
Anyone caught dropping litter can be fined under Section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 - Offence of Leaving Litter.
Street Litter Bins
We regularly empty litter bins throughout the district, but it is the local Town or Parish Council that installs the bins.
You can be fined up to £80 for dropping a cigarette butt in a public place.
We are happy to support any person or local groups that have an interest in keeping your local area clean and tidy.
- Blue rubbish sacks
- Loan of litter-pickers and hi-vis tabards. Our equipment is limited so you will need to register your event as early as possible. You will have to sign for borrowed equipment and any damages or losses must be paid for
- Collection of the waste gathered at your event. This must be organised before your event takes place
You are expected to arrange your own insurance and organise a risk assessment.
Charity event bins
We have a limited number of waste and recycle bins that we can loan out for events. Bins can only be given to free events. We will deliver and collect the bins from an agreed site.
Please book as early as you can. Demand can be high at times when there are lots of events such as Bank Holidays or bonfire night.
Important information: The bins are for waste and recycling only. You may be charged if we find unexpected waste that needs extra processing.
If you find a dog bin which has not been emptied then please note the number painted on it before contacting us.
Dog poo is an environmental pollutant. Dog owners have a responsibility to clean up after their pets.
For further information visit our Dogs page.
Failure to clear up dog poo is an offence subject to a maximum fine of £1000.
Or go online and check the Environment Agency – Authorised Waste Carriers Register.