Litter is items discarded on the street or open land and includes:
- cigarette butts
- chewing gum
- food waste
- packaging or a bag of waste.
Littering can take place on public or private land which is in the open air, where the public have access.
It is a criminal offence that carries a fine of up to £2,500 and a criminal record. A fixed penalty notice (or FPN) can also be issued for littering.
If you have issues with your wheelie bins or communal bins at home, please check the Bins, waste and recycling section.