You can report individuals or businesses who drop litter in Hull.

What happens next

We respond within five working days and update you on the progress taken by us, if you have been able to -

  • identify the person responsible for littering
  • are willing to provide a witness statement

We investigate reports against those responsible for the littering and take action against them if enough evidence is available to prove an offence has taken place.


Fixed penalties can be given to any person who is found to have committed a littering offence, with further punishments for a refusal to pay. Repeat offenders or where a failure to make a fixed penalty payment has occurred, results in prosecution. The maximum fine for littering is £2500.

Visit the GOV.UK website to find out about the penalties that can be given for littering