Flytipping and littering

Fixed penalty notice

A Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) is a notice served by an authorised enforcement officer, such as a community warden or a trading standards officer to a person who has committed a criminal offence.

FPNs may be issued on the spot or by post after the event. The FPN notice includes information about how to pay.

By paying this fine, you agree that you have committed the offence and no further action will be taken against you. It also means that you can avoid being prosecuted in the criminal courts and receiving a criminal conviction.

What happens if I don't pay?

  • If payment of the fixed penalty notice is not made within the specified amount of time, we will refer the matter to the courts for prosecution.

What can FPNs be issued for?

FPNs can be issued for a range of environmental-related offences including:

  • littering
  • failing to remove dog faeces
  • placing waste out too early for collection
  • businesses not disposing of waste properly
  • abandoning a vehicle
  • selling/repairing vehicles on the highway
  • graffiti
  • flyposting.