Littering is an offence under section 87 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
You are guilty of littering if you throw down, drop or otherwise deposit any litter in any private or public place open to the air, to which the public have access.
You can report littering, including from a car using our online form.
To complete this form you will need to:
- give us your name, address and contact details
- tell us where the litter is
- tell us the time and date that you saw the litter
- tell us the make, registration number and window the person threw the litter from if you are reporting car littering
Committing a littering offence
If you are over the age of 18 and commit littering, you may receive a £100 fixed penalty notice. This is £75 if you pay within 10 days.
if you don't pay within the required timescale this may lead to court action. if found guilty you may get a fine of up to £2500 plus costs.
If you are under the age of 18, you may receive a warning and a letter sent to your parents or guardians.