Litter louts hit with more than 250 fines in past two months

Transport and Streets
15:10, Wednesday, 20th October 2021

Enforcement officers handed out 251 fixed penalty notices for dropped litter in August and September.

North Lincolnshire Council, in partnership with LA Support, has a zero tolerance policy to litter and uses a wide range of powers to target environmental crime.

This includes dog fouling, throwing rubbish from a car and dropping cigarette ends.

Fines are £150, reduced to £100 if paid within 28 days.

While the majority of the fines were issued in Scunthorpe, litter louts in Ashby, Brigg, Broughton, Barton, Bottesford, Keadby and Wroot were also targeted.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “While I applaud the work of our enforcement officers in helping keep our communities clean, the number of people dropping litter on the street is just not acceptable.

“We are determined to clean up North Lincolnshire and will keep on fining litter louts until we do.”

The council spends more than a million pounds a year cleaning up other people’s rubbish.

This includes emptying more than 1,800 bins a week and cleaning up around 31,500 miles of roadside verges and footpaths.

As well as being an eyesore, rubbish and litter is a health hazard, which is why we are urging everyone who sees someone dropping or dumping litter to take photos or video footage and upload it to our website, where we can use it to pursue the offender.

Hundreds of volunteers have joined us in our fight to keep our communities clean and are carrying out regular litter picks in their local areas, determined not to let selfish dumpers spoil our communities. Find out how you can take part on the Transport & Streets section of our website.