Litter from vehicles

If you witness littering from a vehicle you can report this to us by calling 01482 300 300

What we will need from you

  • what was littered
  • when and where it took place
  • details of who littered from the vehicle for example driver, front passenger, rear offside or nearside passenger
  • whether you are aware who did it - for example name and address of the person responsible
  • description of the vehicle involved
  • vehicle registration
  • description of the person who littered (if available)
  • any other information you have to help us identify the person responsible

If you have a dash cam or mobile footage of the incident taking place, please ensure you keep this safe as this may be required for any enforcement action we take.

The law

Littering from a vehicle is against the law.

Under the Littering from Vehicles Outside London (Keepers: Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018, a civil fixed penalty can be issued against the owner/registered keeper of the vehicle involved.

The new civil penalty came into force in 2017 following a public consultation as part of England's first ever Litter Strategy. 

Penalties

If you litter from a vehicle a civil penalty of £100 will be issued by us. If this is not paid within 28 days, by law it increases to £200. 

If this increased amount is not paid within a further 28 days, this will be referred to the courts and recovered as a civil debt.

How to pay a fixed penalty

Visit our payments page to pay your penalty charge
 

 

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