The following links will help you to report issues to the Council, find out about your responsibilities as a resident or business and inform you of the Council’s role in helping to keep our streets clean. If you wish to report a problem, please go to Report it.

 

Clean Streets Enforcement

 

The following are removed by our crews as part of their next scheduled visit to clean the area, and so don’t need to be reported:

  • Flyposting
  • Litter    
  • Weeds
  • Leaf litter           
  • Litter on the highway

Frequently asked questions - street cleansing

 

 

Clean Streets Enforcement

What we are doing, how much you could get fined and how to pay your fixed penalty notice (FPN).

 

What are we doing?

Our 3 environmental enforcement officers are working alongside an environmental enforcement company, 3GS, to increase our ability to tackle environmental crimes in the district and to raise the awareness of the harm caused by littering and dog fouling.

Environmental Enforcement Officers from 3GS will patrol across the district to take action on environmental crime and increase environmental awareness.

If you’re caught committing an environmental crime you could be issued with a fixed penalty notice or in more serious cases, such as fly tipping, be taken directly to court.

 

What is 'environmental crime'?

Environmental crime has a negative impact on your local community and costs the Council and its tax payers tens of thousands of pounds each year in clear up costs.

Environmental Crimes include:

  • Dropping litter on the street or from your vehicle, this includes chewing gum and cigarette butts.
  • Graffiti
  • Fly-tipping
  • Not putting your domestic or commercial waste out properly
  • Not clearing up after your dog
  • Breach of a Community Protection Notice

 

How much can you be fined?

 

Offence

Penalty amount

Reduced rate if Paid with 14 days

Dropping litter in the street
£150
£100
Dropping litter from your vehicle
£150
£100
Failure to produce a waste transfer note for commercial waste
£300
 
Not putting your domestic waste out properly
£60
 
Not putting your commercial waste out properly
£100
 
Not Clearing up your dog’s mess
£50
 
Fly tipping
£400