Zero tolerance approach to littering
Advertising throughout the city will remind litterbugs of the fines they can face if enforcement officers find them littering.
Enforcement officers use both the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 to issue Fixed Penalty Notices from £80 for littering up to an unlimited fine imposed by the court for fly tipping offences.
There are a number of enforcement teams operating in the city and an additional team is now operating in student areas of the city.
Enforcement Officers do not only focus on residential or business properties that do not present their waste correctly at the kerbside. They will also enforce against those that illegally store waste in the frontages of properties and companies or individuals that put skips on the highway or on council land without the correct permission.
Don’t get caught out, check your collections or view the waste fines you could face.